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28 Days – Tropical Paradise or Bust

To breathe out, you must first breathe in...

Twelve days ago I began the marathon of counting down until my cruise. Gathering, planning and executing is something I do well at work but translating that for  vacation planning is hard work. It's more about growing devil may care attitude than actual planning. After all, the ROI is much different for a vacation.

Healthy VacationsHealthy VacationsIn North America, we're trained to view our vacation as a gift, something bestowed upon us by the higher ups. For 50 weeks a year we burn the midnight oil, arrive early to get a headstart on the year and tether ourselves to a BlackBerry the rest of the time. And we still feel a little guilty when we step outside that world for a vacation.

I believe it's because measuring the value of our vacation is more complicated than a tallying up a profit/loss balance sheet. And because that final measure ripples through the people in our lives, it's even more knotty.

My 2-week Princess Cruise suddenly became even more tangled this week with the earthquake in Haiti and a friend I'm still waiting to hear from. But then I started how not taking a vacation can have lifelong effects and found some well-known stats:

  • Vacations increase work productivity by 25%
  • Women who vacation once every 2 years are more likely to suffer depression than women who vacation every year.
  • Not taking vacations significantly increases a woman's risk of developing heart disease

Even more importantly, completely disconnecting fromGive yourself space to breathe.....Give yourself space to breathe..... all things work-related can be a spiritual experience. Why? Cutting out the clutter gives your mind space to breathe and that's good for your soul.

What's more, even the Pope gets a 2 week vacation - every year. If he can take a vacation, I can too.

Do you give yourself permission to take a break from work? Do disconnect yourself completely from work - including your BlackBerry?

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