I recently returned from eight wonderful days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and upon returning to my home and getting back into the regular routine I have come to a pretty obvious conclusion.
Vacations are vital for a person well-being.
I didn’t even realize how stressed out and mentally fried I was since I was living that way for so long. A day and a half down south and my chronic back pain had lessened to a dull roar till it was non-existent. My teeth grinding and headaches were gone. I was amazed that I could go out to dinner without worrying about getting an anxiety attack during the meal.
The most important part was that I was able to enjoy my child more. I was able to dedicate time to him without worrying about a deadline, or housework, or bills. I learned new things about him and watched him laugh and explore. I was able to relish his first trip to the beach and it was a wonderful memory.
It is really hard to worry about life worries when you are sitting under a beautiful tree on the river listening to music in a gorgeous sunset. True story, that tree has been around since the Civil War. The restaurant we were at used to be a river trading post way back when.
I hope that we can all take a time out when we need it, whether it’s a beach vacation or a trip to get a manicure. Don’t forget to take time out for yourself or the stress will make the good parts of life not so enjoyable.
If all else fails, nothing beats sitting outside on a nice day and just breathing.