WORKSHOP – HOLIDAYS -08.01
Holidays were originally holy days, days off work to celebrate special days in the church calendar, while in the US they have vacations, which originally means leaving something empty or unoccupied.
Both words imply stopping the everyday routine and stepping away from it to reflect on the larger picture of life.
We all need these breaks from routine to take stock, to refresh ourselves and to regain perspective. They are an essential part of our pattern for living, because they allow us a space, a review period, when we can run a check on what is and isn’t working in our lives, and rest before regaining our momentum.
So make sure that you take some time out over the summer period. Don’t just fill your time with lots of activities – have a do-nothing space, where you just ‘catch up with yourself’ as my mum used to say.
- Plan at least a day of doing nothing, preferably away from your home
- Plan at least another day of doing something non-productive that will just be fun
- Enjoy any holiday you take!