I have had more time off work these last few weeks than I have had since I started my healing practice. Not only have I had time off, but that time off has been away from home and away from my regular routines and responsibilities. First I was in England and Wales for my mother-in-law’s funeral. Shortly after that I left on a week’s vacation that was scheduled months in advance.
During both trips I did not have cell phone reception or a computer. I had known I needed a vacation, but I had no idea how transformative stepping out of my routine — mentally and physically — would be.
I love my work. I realize, though, the best thing I have ever done for my healing business was to get away from it. I still feel relaxed, energized and excited to be back at work.
Vacations will definitely become a regular and essential part of my self-care routine.
Jeri Lawson is a Healing Touch Practitioner and Clarity Breathworker in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.