I have just returned from 2 1/2 glorious weeks of vacation, most of that spent on a cruise ship in the South Atlantic, visiting Buenos AIres, Rio de Janeiro and points in between (below: photo from cable car above Rio). I thought I would write some blogposts while away, but much as I enjoy writing these posts when I am at home, doing so on vacation didn’t have any appeal during that time.
So as I whiled away the time, in between making important cruise decisions (like which restaurant to go to for dinner), reading novels, going to the gym, sightseeing in unusual and wonderful places, I reflected on the pure joy of being pampered and just enjoying the newness, the beauty, the languidness of it all….and spending easy time with my husband with no responsibilities.
And I thought how important it is to take a break from one’s regular routine – to expand horizons, to appreciate what we have, to refresh one’s heart and soul.
I’m still transitioning back to ‘the real world’, but know that I have a different kind of energy to move ahead in the coming days.
- Do you ensure that you take a break? Or are you consumed by your work and life responsibilities and challenges?
- What refreshes your heart and soul?
- What’s possible for you when you allow yourself to take a break?