Posted by: jmwilsonmga | March 27, 2012

Disconnect to Reconnect

Vacation: a period of suspension of work, study or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation or travel; recess or holiday.

When was your last vacation?  If you are like most people, it was probably too long ago!  After coming back from a week in sunny Florida, I realized something that I needed desperately: to disconnect!  Whether it’s for one day or one week, there are lots of ways to let your mind and body disconnect from your work, friends, daily stressors, housework… you name it!  Feeling burnt out?  Chances are, it’s time for a little vay-cay!  But the pulls of everyday life come back to you –  maybe you have a heavy workload and don’t want to leave the office, might not have a lot of vacation time, or simply don’t have the funds to take the vacation you want.  Regardless of the amount of time you have to disconnect, you need to do it!  You will come back refreshed, energized and rested!  Who can’t benefit from that?

Here are a few ideas on how you can accomplish this with various time limitations:

  1. The weekend away – jump in your car and drive for an hour!  Chances are you’ve got SOMETHING close by – a museum, a beach, a larger shopping district, etc.  Book a hotel for one night just to get out of your house and enjoy a little R&R someplace else where the laundry or dishes aren’t staring you in the face!
  2. The long weekend – this can be more than what you think!  Book a last-minute deal for a Friday morning to Monday afternoon getaway.  You’d be shocked how much four days away can feel like a mini-vacation!
  3. The week-long excursion – obviously, this would be ideal.  If you can afford to get away for an entire week, DO IT!  Go someplace where you can relax and give your mind the much-needed rest it needs.  The sky is the limit with this one. Do what YOU want to do!

I can tell you this, on my 20 hour drive home from Florida I felt really good, mentally and physically.  I spent some time making some mental lists of work projects and ideas that I needed to tackle when I got back.  I thought about my kids and places that I want to take them this summer; household chores that seemed like a big deal before I left suddenly didn’t feel like such a burden.  You might not realize how much you need a vacation until you decide to take one.  Make it fun!  Count down the number of days until you go!  Being burnt out is not way to be – make some time for yourself with the time you have available.  Disconnect… so when you get back to your “life”, you can reconnect!

About the Author : Erin Herson, Underwriting & Agency Relations Manager

Erin Herson joined J.M. Wilson in 2009.  She is responsible for underwriting, teaching Continual Education courses, as well as establishing and developing new agency relationships.  She loves the people that she works with and finding creative solutions to their needs.  Outside of the office, Erin enjoys working out, spending time with her children, golfing, cooking, and of course, shopping.
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