Remember that awesome vacation you had (probably years ago), it can help you through today's stressful moments.... Just close your eyes and picture yourself back on that vacation. Walk the beach, ride a horse, or anything that was a fantastic moment during a past vacation. Spend a few minutes in this mini vacation visualization exercise. When you open your eyes you'll find you are more relaxed and less stressed than you had been a few minutes before.
If you haven't had a really great vacation that you can use, borrow one from someone you know - or make one up.
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Stressed? Overworked? Frustrated? Don't wait for vacation to take a vacation day, a "me" day, and enjoy a day of not running from one obligation to another, or at least filling some of the time with "rose smelling", relaxing, thinking, working out, and recharging yourself. I am doing that right now!
Relax, relief, recover! Don't just save the vacation days to spend with the family. Use some for yourself.
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