Vacation – #a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation, a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended, a period of exemption from work granted #to an employee
The Summer season has long been known as the time where most take time off from their work/jobs to take a “#vacation” with family and/or friends for a few days or a week or two. But why do we do so?
“What do you mean why, we take a vacation to spend time with family, reconnect with friends, and recharge our minds and bodies form all the constant work and stress we get in jobs and daily grind of #life.”
Yes, we take a vacation for all of those reasons, but again why? What lies underneath the reasoning of all those reasons and definition of vacation above?
The answer, the fundamental reason why we take time out of our lives every or nearly every year is so we can actually #enjoy life and not just grind through it. We need vacations in our lives to remind #us that life is to be appreciated and not just plowed through. The reason we spend most of our daily lives “working our backs off” to earn a living is so we can actually take enjoyment in our lives.
As stated in the above reasons we also take vacations to rewind, reenergize, and restore ourselves from the daily grind of life, yet doing so helps us to better take enjoyment out of our daily lives year around not just on vacations. As some studies have shown vacations do help improve both our mental and physical health.
Our reconnecting with friends, spending more time bonding with family and other reasons given for vacations above are all by and through our reenergizing and restoring our minds and bodies and remembering to take enjoyment out of life. So this Summer if have not done so take a vacation with either family or friends or both, even if it is just for a couple of nights at the beach. No matter how big or small the vacation you take, you and your life will be better off. Take some time to enjoy life and have fun!
So what are your thoughts and viewpoints on this subject? Have you been on vacation yet or are you getting ready to? Where and what was/is it? All thoughts and viewpoints are welcomed and wanted here!
Premature: happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper, usual, or intended time; especially: born after a gestation period of fewer than 37 weeks
Throughout all of our lives, we will have had #and will be required to make #decisions, judgments, and take #actions in response to what happens around us and to us. To #avoid our choices being #premature ones, which rarely if ever have good positive outcomes, our emotions cannot be allowed to be in control of the process. Decisions are premature when we let our feelings control our reasoning instead of our reasoning controlling our emotions. When this happens, our decisions/actions are made too quickly, without much thought, and ignoring or not taking in the facts of the situation. It is ok for our emotions to inform us, but when we let them control us in #making decisions we tend to make ones that will only exacerbate the problem/situation we are responding to. Thus, our decisions are premature.
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When we #get #too #emotional over something, we never do our selves any good. Doing so affects our ability to think and make decisions. It also does not allow us to listen to others about the issue if there are any kind of disagreements. Likewise, don’t spend too much time working with no breaks and fun time, that will #just burn you #out and cause you to stress when you then find yourself not able to get things done. I find that when I am #stressed out I get too anxious and that leads me to get too emotional on issues I care about more than I would normally be, which then clouds my judgment.
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What do you remember fondly from your #past? What family #memories do you recall the most, both good and bad? Do you forget your past memories a lot? Have you started recording them in a journal or in some other form? We all have and create life experiences and the memories to go with them, yet as we grow and get older and the more that are added to the list to remember said memories, they get foggier and foggier, and we soon start to forget the oldest ones.
The fact that we would over time not remember any of our past, let alone the most memorable of our experiences is tragic, for it is our life experiences and our memories of them that make us who we really are as well as reminding us what really matters in life. Our memories give us perspective on not only our lives but life in general. It is thus essential and recommended that we record and write down our experiences.
Most people know the importance of such when it comes to family memories (family home videos, and baby journals). Yet, not all of our experiences and memorable events warrant making a video of or they happen at times that don’t allow for such. Thus writing them down like in a daily journal is highly useful and needed.
Writing down our memories does not have to be only in journals they can be turned into stories to share with others. Those who write professionally such as bloggers/columnists do this all the time. They will write an article that tells about a past experience of theirs and makes it relevant for us the reader to want to know about it and learn from it.
Writing about one’s own past life experience is in some ways what a writer does best. Although all of our life experiences are different and happen in different ways when you look at them all deep down, there are usually plenty of similarities. Thus when writers share theirs, others can then compare and learn from both.
So when you find yourself looking back on your life and remembering some very memorable experiences, write them down and share them with others. In this way you not only will ensure that they are never forgotten but that others can learn from them as you perhaps have. Also if you have not already done so, start #keeping a journal. It does not have to be a daily one, although they do help, instead it just needs to be one were you from time to time on a regular bases record what has happened in your life and what you have experienced.
What are your thoughts and viewpoints on this subject? Please do share, all are welcomed and wanted here!