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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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. 306
I have a separate account that I use for taking vacations. This way, I don't have to worry about not having it or enough to take my vacation and still able to save. I also have a Christmas club account which I save all year and now that I've limited the gifts I buy, able to save those funds as well.
When I started working in my current position 14 years ago I enjoyed eating in the upscale employee dining room. However I found it was costing about $5 a day. I started packing my lunch and put the $5 in a piggybank. I work 3 days a week, so $15 a week over the years has funded a lot of extra
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