I always find that coming back from vacation has me in a reflective state. I keep thinking about how fast the time went! And there emerges a distracting, yet welcome, pulse of memories that won’t go away. And I don’t really want them to.
As I return to the rhythm of “normal” life, I find myself asking, similar to last year, what’s the point of vacation and rest?
For this most recent vacation, one word comes to mind: relaxation.
To relax means to lessen something, be it tension, busyness, anxiety or other such things - things that tend to characterize modern life.
As we camped with our two young children with little or no agenda (tenting with young ones requires
But as I continue my post-vacation reflecting, I realize how times of relaxation bring a challenge to my return to the “real” world. A few questions linger:
-How do I define productivity?
-Is relaxation a worthwhile goal beyond a few weeks in the summer time?
-Has the modern motto, “work hard, play hard”, helped or hindered how I pace my life?
I may be done vacation for awhile, but I don’t think I’m done relaxing.