I recently went on a last minute family vacation and let me tell you, it was great.
I have never really been on a family vacation before and while growing up, I never got to see my parents take a break from work either.
And then this trip opportunity to the Bahamas came along and I planned it, booked it, and ran with it.
It was beautiful and surreal. I never knew how much water could surrounds you or how turquoise a beach could be. I never knew that you could have days where you don't dream every night about subconscious stressors in your life. I never knew my family could look so happy just by going on vacation.
The U.S. apparently ranked the lowest for people who go on vacation. That makes me sad.
This is how I read on my trip. A book, blue skies, blue waters... and guess what? No internet. None. Nada. Wifi-free zone. You think you won't survive but you will and it will be the best kind of disconnect you will feel in a long time.
There really is something special about treating yourself to a real break and only having to think about what fun things you will do next. Waking up, it was what will I eat and what will I get to explore. If you get an opportunity to give yourself a break from everything, including your own frustrations and inhibitions, do it. It's worth the time and money to treat yourself to something good. Then, you can come back refreshed and ready to offer the world something good because that is exactly how you will feel.