When was the last time you took a vacation. I don’t mean time off. I mean removing something from your bucket list. Vacation, according to Dictionary.com is an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. A vacation is a time of rejuvenation a chance to change your surroundings and change your perspective. Albert Einstein said, “You cannot fix a problem with the same thoughts that created it.”
My wife and I decided nearly twenty years ago to purchase a fractional vacation property to literally force us to vacation. Time off is not rejuvenation, it is merely rest. Vacations are exhilarating, enlightening, broadening; they open our minds and instill new thought. We always come home from a vacation with renewed will for work. If we don’t enjoy the reasons why we work we lose our passion for work. You cannot advance yourself if you don’t renew yourself.
I have been blessed by vacations. I have learned much by my travels. I see our country through the eyes of our neighbors and have become very aware of our short comings as we are too close to see ourselves. Zen Buddhism says, “We don’t see the world as it is; we see it as we are.” Vacations allow our mind to broaden, our eyes to open and our world to shrink. If you want to know if you vacation enough remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.