1. RELIEVE STRESS - Most of us work hard at work and then come home and work hard at home. We are burdened with responsibility and totally exhausted, but have just learned how to handle it and keep going. Although this may be necessary, it's not always good. Over time, stress can cause serious health issues and early signs of aging. So, it's important for us to take time to relax and rest. This can be as simple as reading a good book on the front porch one evening or even taking a long, uninterupted nap on a Sunday afternoon. However, many people simply cannot do something like this while at home...that's why we need to get out of our house and our normal routine so that we are forced to slow down.
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1 weekend per month...for example, go out of town for two nights with your spouse
1 week per quarter...for example, rent a place on the beach or go on a cruise, etc. with friends
1 month per year...for example, go camping with your family every August
1 year every 7 years...for example, work 6 years and save enough money during that time to take off the 7th year and travel the world (this one I thought was the absolute best, but craziest)
Do you take enough time off to rest and relax? When you do, can you tell how much better you feel, how much more focused you work, how much more positive your attitude is and how much smoother your relationships go?