Business owner to retiree, most everyone agrees that we should make time to get away. You’ve heard it, “Come away before you come apart.” And while it sounds good, and we agree that we should, do we? We seem to create more excuses why NOT to take a break than we do finding reasons we SHOULD. Maybe if we understood why we should, we would make it a priority and actually make time to get away from everyday life.
Great Reasons Why You Should Make Time to Get Away
Here are some great (and valid) reasons why you need to push past your excuses to take some time off from your everyday life right now. Remember, life is short, and tomorrow isn’t promised. So make time to take a break.
Simply, You Need a Break
You work hard. Some of us work so hard we don’t even have time to spend the money we work so hard to earn! Promise yourself that since you work hard, you should play hard, too.
Burnout is a real thing. And everyone who works hard without making time to take a break will face it. You may be facing burnout right now. Don’t get discouraged if you are. Just start planning some time off from your everyday life to recharge and refresh. Time off will reduce the stress related to constant busy-ness and let you see life from a clearer point of view.
Get offline and get into the real world. It’s good for you! Put your devices away and meet new people. Human interaction in the flesh is a very important part of living a balanced life, especially if you’re self-employed and working from home. It’s vital that you make time to make real-life connections!
Making a few real friends to spend time with doing real things that you have in common with is a healthy practice.
The day-to-day can drain you, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our bodies weren’t made to work all day, without rest or taking time to recharge and refresh. So take the time to relax and put some distance between yourself and the daily responsibilities that drain your energy.
Listen to the Quiet
Tune out the noise and reflect on what you really want out of life. When was the last time you took time to do this? Life will never be lived without stress, but we must make time to deal with it properly. Who and what we choose to listen to. Tuning out the noise in a safe place will help you get back to the basics, back to what is truly important and necessary to you.
None of us enjoy getting out of our comfort zone. And simply taking a break can be challenging in and of itself. However, putting yourself out there and pushing past any reservations you have will allow you to explore new people, places, and activities! There are so many possibilities and experiences to entertain and remember for the rest of your life!
Step Away from the Norm
Daily routines become monotonous. And you know, doing the same thing, the same way, over and over again and getting the same results is the definition of insanity. Get those tires out of those ruts and make time to get away to try something new! Change can bring about new perspectives and even new opportunities.
Make Room for Spice
Decision fatigue is also a real thing. When you’re tired of making decisions, you can get to the point where you wear the same type of clothing day in and day out. Why? Because you just don’t want to have to think about that, too.
Vow to make time to take a break from everyday life and just be. Make the decision now to get away, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Allow yourself some time to be spontaneous, for “variety is the spice of life.”
Make Time to Get Away for YOU!
Don’t overthink things. Make time to get away from everyday life right now. Go for a drive, get away for the weekend, and take time off for YOU!
Visit Fort Laramie Bed and Breakfast for an “old West experience.” We’re the perfect place to break away from the norm. And we’re close by, too. Located in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, we’re just three hours from downtown Denver, Colorado. Contact Arnold or Kathy Tollefson at (307) 200-9332 to book your stay today.
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