There is a thin line of being on a break and taking a break.
Taking time off does not necessarily mean ‘I am going to jump on the next flight and head out to the Caribbean or some off beat track’. Having a break, to me at least, means I need to feel human again. I need to let go of my daily routine and ‘job’ as a mother, wife and business owner and be… just me, in this relentless life where I don’t belong to myself anymore because of deadlines, responsibilities and fast pace life. To take time off, not to put my feet up or have a long bath but to think of my own self and to love myself. Needing a break isn’t the same as wanting a vacation or a holiday (or being on a break). We’ve all been there, returning back from holidays needing another one. I invited one of my good friend not too long ago to come on vacation/holiday with me and her kids to tag along with us. She told me for a moment there, the spontaneous plan made her feel human again (as being a parent almost made her forget) but she will still probably need a break from that holiday after. Which one do you need? Do you need a holiday or do you need to take a break? In any case, don’t forget to listen to what your heart and body needs. They are all you got.
Travel Junkie Diary
You know you need to take a holiday if…
All you can think of is flying
All you want to do is get on that plane anywhere, wherever it takes you. Then you do need to go on many holidays!
You have an urge to learn a new language and culture
Almost 90% of travelers go to explore, to learn, to try new languages and eat different cuisines. Depending how adventurous you are!
You are looking to make new friends
Most of the time, that’s what its all about. Meeting locals and learning about their culture. Traveling is a wonderful tool in making the greatest memories and the best friends!
Your last flight was 6 months ago
Book that flight or drive that car away! Any where! Even for 2 days.
You are craving for an adventure
Those who love climbing mountains, hiking, sailing or any activities even cycling get that urge to be back on a mountain, in the water, on the road… That feeling makes you alive. So once you start feeling tired and your body confuses your mind to exhaustion or feeling you need a break… you actually need to be back on a new adventure because that only means you get to live and not just survive!
You want to try something new
You know that feeling of something missing or a sinking heart? That is the feeling of missing something new. Go on a holiday and try to find your new thing. Something memorable you can always keep with you. Even if it’s the smallest thing like a magnet. You deserve it!