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.
7 Replies to “Self Care: Vacations”
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With you on this! I take 3-one week vacations a year and one 4 day vacation. Don’t get all the Monday off but sometimes I do. Days unplugged are so refreshing and I find I often get great ideas and my creativity flourishes when I return.
I find the same thing, Karen. Unexpected, creative ideas pop into my head when I unplug and get into nature. And it requires commitment to myself (and a reminder of the benefits) to do that!
Thanks Karen! I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this vacation thing out.
Funny! I just had the same experience – two weeks in Hawaii. Restful, rejuvenating. I am consciously bringing the peace back with me, partly through committing to regular pauses throughout the day. Like you, I am also planning on more time off; in the process of calendaring those right now!
Hawaii! That sounds wonderful. I am also going to schedule my next trip!