You plan a vacation and then count down the days, maybe weeks or months, until you leave for the islands or the mountains or the cabin in the woods.
You cannot wait to escape the life that is your every day, to unplug from stress and making decisions.
You get where you’re going and spend the first two days unwinding your mind to get into vacation mode.
The vacation is grand and then it ends. Back to reality, back to work, back to the grind. You may feel refreshed and rejuvenated for a time, maybe a couple of days or a week.
Soon after, though, you find yourself leaving today to go back to the memory of your vacation or to begin planning the next one.
It’s hard to stay satisfied with today, with right where you are in your circumstances. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and under-appreciated, it’s okay if you want to leave. In fact, you probably should step away for a few moments, if only in your mind, before you snap or yell or do whatever you do when you need a vacation.
Unplug for a minute, more if you can. Give yourself a brief vacation. Right now is the perfect time!
I think I’ll join you because I’ve been back at work less than three weeks after my phenomenal trip to the Virgin Islands and I need to feel the Caribbean breeze on my face again.
Take a time out. If you need to justify your brief absence–or enhance it–take these seven thoughts with you. No need to thank me. Just enjoy your vacation!
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, even you. ~ Anne Lamott
We do well to unplug regularly. Quiet time restores our focus and composure. ~ Daniel Goleman
I find it refreshing to unplug from it for a while. You kind of forget how deeply you get embedded in it. ~ Will Wright
Disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other. ~ Rosemary Wixom
It’s bad for your brain not to unplug. ~ John Green
There are few times that I feel more at peace, more in tune, more Zen, if you will, than when I force myself to unplug. ~ Harlan Coben
Dare to unplug. Go off the grid. Give yourself permission to say yes to your wellbeing. ~ Bonnie Gray