“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brownn
Part of taking care of me is going away on vacations. I find that if I am at home, even if I have taken a day off from work, I still am working from the office or around my home. I always like to have a vacation planned to look forward to. Once a year or two, I like to take a long vacation and then scattered in between, I like long weekend trips.
I really reboot during these times away. I get uninterrupted time with my hubby or any family members we are visiting. I rest more. I eat different foods. I usually walk more. I come back with more energy to give to others.
I think of the spiel given by the airline personnel – “Put on our own oxygen mask before helping those around you.” You are good to no one if you are dead – either literally or dead exhausted.
This next week I am going on a trip to Europe to study WWI sites and history. This trip will be headed up by my favorite brother (OK – only brother). Hubby is going with me as well as some other family members, friends, and others. I will not be working during this trip but I will take my IPad to check emails probably once a day. I am really looking forward to this trip and have been excited about it for a while.
When I return I will get back into harness with a renewed spirit.
Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer