The highlight of March this year was definitely our little trip to Turks & Caicos! I highly recommend it if you have never been! The gorgeous natural beauty and colors there were truly unparalleled. I felt the effect of the vacation even more than usual because…BURNOUT! Burnout is a real thing y'all and I honestly didn't realize how burned out I was until I noticed how relaxed I was on vacation. It's funny how you sort of get used to working all of the time and suddenly when you're not working all of the time, you realize how nice it is! 🙈🙈
This has really motivated me to try to take more intentional "vacation-ish" breaks. I'm not always going to be able to take a full-blown tropical vacation (I wish!) but I'm hoping to incorporate more breaks into my regular programming. I found that our trip to Turks & Caicos was immensely helpful in allowing me to reset and reconnect with why I do the work I do rather than just getting overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of it all.
I'm hoping to incorporate more long weekend-y trips throughout the year so I can get that rest and recharge feel with a shorter amount of time! Do you have any suggestions for how you incorporate more rest and relaxation into your regular schedule? I'd love to hear about your experience and your ideas!