A few months ago, when two of our best friends told us they were getting married in Napa, my husband and I were ecstatic! We’d never been to that part of California before, couldn’t wait for the trip, and decided to make the trip not just about the wedding (which, by the way, was beautiful), but a vacation for us, too. At that time, it seemed that the day we’d leave would never get here. Finally, just as I began feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and an desperate need to be revived, it was time to go to Napa…without my laptop!
At first, it felt weird not carrying my laptop with me, but I managed to do just fine without it. I read on the plane, was sociable with the hubby, and relaxed the whole flight. During the trip, I really didn’t work. Though, for part of the trip, I was on my book blog tour, and did post to Facebook and Twitter about my stops, I wasn’t focused on work. It was so relaxing to just get away and breathe, and not worry or think about anything.
As you can see, it’s easy to see why I had a great time:
This brings me back to why I’m sharing this post about my vacation. Everyone needs a break now and then. I’m one who doesn’t travel a lot, works hard, and enjoys life. However, the last couple of years, I’ve been told by not only my husband, but by several family members, that I need to relax more. Well, this vacation did just that, and I came back to Texas feeling inspired and ready to get back to work. (I have to say that I received a warm welcome from my characters when I got back, too).
For those of you who are feeling overworked, stressed, and want to be rejuvenated, I highly recommend taking a vacation. Even if it’s just a day or two, it’ll be worth it. It will motivate you to break through your stresses, and you’ll see results in your work, too!
Leave a comment by telling me where you go/would like to go to get motivated?