This month we are looking at the importance of taking a break from the routine and grind.  Move towards taking breaks from time to time whether it be a few minutes, a day off, or an actual vacation of multiple days. This week is about taking a vacation.


“Do not wait until you are dying to go on vacation. I think if I had to give you one piece of advice that would be it. We put things off. We do not mean to, but we do. We carry around the assumption that there is plenty of time to do whatever needs to be done.” – Marty Cauley

Nike has it right when they say, "Just Do It".  I don't know of anyone that works are a company who does not get some vacation time.  I know a few people that take every moment of it as it accrues.  I also know other people that are maxed out on their vacation, so they won't' accrue any more until they use some of the time on the books.  Then there are people like me that work for themselves and scheduling vacations can be a challenge.

Today's Coaching Challenge

No matter what your situation, taking extended time off (a vacation) is important for your health, attitude, and even your productivity.  If you can't remember when you took your last vacation, you are overdue and need to make that a priority.

While some might say "I'm too busy to take time off" you will never have balance in your life if you don't intentionally create it.  You are the one in control.  The world will still function without you while you recharge your emotional and mental batteries.

Action to take

 Pull out your calendar and start planning your next vacation.  If you can't remember when you took your last vacation be careful of your self-talk when you think about taking time off.  Say things like "I deserve to take a vacation" and "I know I'm busy, so how can I make this work".  Those phrases will get you going in the right direction.  Send me a postcard when you get there. 

Always supporting you,                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan

Jan Cerasaro
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