We’re already halfway through summer.
Did that phrase just make you gasp? Panic? Take a deep sigh? It might be time to schedule a break.
Back when you were a kid in school, you got a built in summer break. Even as a college student, you likely didn’t have many year-long commitments, so it felt easier to really shut your mind off. As an adult, you work year-round. You work hard. You have a lot on your plate.
I get it, it can be tough to find the time for a break. But seriously now, will the world really stop spinning if you take a few days to relax and unwind?
Over the weekend, I said yes to vacation and booked a beach trip for Labor Day weekend. For about a full week before clicking ‘confirm’ on my ticket, I watched the flights. I looked at a bunch of itineraries. I got frustrated because I had a credit I wanted to use and couldn’t find a flight to make it work. I wondered if the tickets would get any cheaper. You get the idea– I was doing a lot of second guessing. Then, I realized that it was the only weekend I had available to take a longer trip. Why squander it? I made the commitment to take a break.
Before you know it, autumn will be here. Devote a few minutes today to finding a time in your schedule for a break. Whether it’s a long weekend or a week away, you’ll start to feel a sense of relief even just knowing that you can make it happen. It’s practicing self-care, and helping you rejuvenate before the summer flies by.
And, you don’t have to travel far and wide to gain peace of mind. Think about places that bring you joy: the beach, the mountains or a big city. Choose your destination, and find a way to make it happen.
Commit to taking one step to starting your summer vacation plan today. Share it below in the comments and help motivate others to take action.
Remember, there will always be a reason to say no. Say yes to yourself instead. You deserve that break. Enjoy it.