Vacation As Opposed to Wasting Time

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“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” ~ Robert Orben

“In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Vacation As Opposed to Wasting Time

This is going to be a short post because I’m on vacation.

I’m really great at wasting time, but not so good at truly resting, which is what a vacation is all about. As evidenced by the fact that I’m doing a blog post on my vacation, I’m not completely resting my body and my mind. And yet, working on things I love to do can be like a mini-vacation.

Maybe you do the same thing I do. I piddle around when I feel like I need to be working, then I feel guilty about wasting time.

Wasting time doesn’t rest my mind or my body. It’s a kind of addiction that I think I perpetuate when I am in need of a true rest. But I’m not very good at actually resting, which to me is unplugging from all the tasks I have stacked up to do and being in the present moment.

A vacation is meant to help us recharge our mind, body, and spirit. This vacation I’m determined to do that. I have brought work to do, but I’m not going to do it, unless I feel it will be an energizing experience rather than a draining one.

One of the things about being self-employed is that I often work through holidays and vacations. A holiday feels like a day when no one is going to demand anything of me and I have a day to get lots done. Sometimes a vacation feels the same way. This time though, I need a real break. So, the next few posts will probably be short.

I hope you can take an hour, or a day for a mini-vacation. I may go off and take a nap before the big surprise reveal that we traveled to my brother-in-law’s 60th birthday party tonight.

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Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a new podcast where she and her guests discuss the stories in all formats that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.

I’m using my iPad to do these posts for the first time. I’m not quite up on all the features. I won’t have a donation block until I’m home again, just in case you wanted to make a donation to help support my work. Thanks in advance for any support, financial or otherwise.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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