Chapter 11

Taking A Break

A vacation is what you take when you can no
longer take what you’ve been taking.

Earl Wilson

Everyone needs a minimum of one day a week off. To chill out, have fun, one’s own way. Be that a sport, a hobby, attending to domestic chores, or just hanging out.

A vacation at least once a year for a minimum of ten days is also necessary. It helps to relax, reflect and recharge. You can do it with family or friends or even alone. Sometimes you get a new perspective on life when alone.

Even going out and doing social work is a good rejuvenator.

This kind of down-time is particularly stimulating and can help you review your life, and goals and reflect on what can be done to make things better.

Being away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life can give you a sense of objectivity and clarity that may be difficult to achieve otherwise.

You must keep in mind however not to carry the stress of work or home when on a holiday.

From the daily perspective, a short break from daily routine, especially desk or counter work, may be essential. Using the lunch break to take a short walk or read some news or take a short nap refreshes and prepares you for the rest of the day.

Like all machines,

you need rest.