(Just scroll down for Day 3 if you’ve read this part)
This post was started because I was reminiscent of “spring break” as a kid. After the break at Christmas, I’d trudge through a couple more months of winter until the week before Easter marked that the warm weather was beginning. It was a sweet taste of the summer vacation that was around the corner.
As an adult, it’s just another work week. If you have kids, it’s an expensive week of daycare. Like a lot of people, you may be saving your vacation time for summer and you’re stuck watching other folks pin, post, or Instagram photos of their epic spring vacation. Boo.
So what’s a girl (or guy) to do stuck home for the week? Aren’t you glad you read “Balancing the Busy” because I figured it out for you.
An hour a day, you’re going to do something outside of your normal schedule. Something different. Something good for the soul. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY, you will feel like you had a fulfilling, productive week when you’re done. A little bit of family time, a little bit of friend time, a little bit of you time- just give it an hour a day.
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…
Inexpensive: Think weekend camping trips, local day trips (nearby historical sites, bodies of water, wilderness unexplored), house swapping
Splurge: Wine and spa getaway, surf lessons in Hawaii (near the top of my bucket list), cruise to anywhere (as long as the food and drink are plentiful!)
Bottom line: It makes you feel better to have something to look forward to (perhaps even better than it feels to actually take the vacation). Plan your excursions, dream about the meals you will eat, and you may just breathe easier for a bit.