Vacation time allows us to recalibrate.
We gain a fresh perspective on our lives.
Traveling and exploring new places and
meeting new people in other countries
always affords a new outlook on life.
Vacations allow us to spend more time
with family and other loved ones. We
de-stress, enrich our bonds. Life is short,
so it is necessary to set aside time
to connect with yourself and others.
Taking vacations keep us young! Chronic
stress accelerates the aging process. Even
mini-vacations restore and renew. We
create an inner peace of mind and relax.
Spend a week at the beach to see routines change.
As a retired educator, I find it is still necessary
to set aside regular time for that walk at the
lake or to sit on front porch and enjoy nature
right in front of my eyes. Rest serves the family
as well. Teaching was not only hard work,
it was also “heart” work. Being a music minister
can be taxing on many levels since singers
use their entire bodies. Most professions
involve multiple levels: mental, emotional, relational
and spiritual. So be courageous and rest.
We were crafted with bodily needs such as
air, water, food and rest; we learn to care for
ourselves by taking breaks from time to time;
we empower ourselves and become more
effective and creative. So, rest, refresh and renew!