Ways to Relieve Stress
Why You Need a Vacation 

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You need a vacation.  Here is why. It is one of the best ways to relieve stress for women handling their many responsibilities in this crazy world.  You work at a dizzying pace, sometimes working on auto-pilot and find that there is little time to relax and recharge.  Well, one of the most important ways to remove stress that is accumulating in your life is to leave it all behind.  Take a vacation. We love visiting Hawaii.

Now the vacation doesn’t have to be extravagant but it needs to allow you to have a time away from the daily routines.   Time to give your mind some needed rest.  The stress in your life will continue to mount with no reprieve unless you stop what you are doing and give yourself a time out between these stress-filled events.

Taking a vacation can range from visiting some far-off places to enjoying a stay-cation at home.  Without a break you run the risk of becoming resentful of the workload that never diminishes and may even feel a touch of martyrdom.  Even if you don’t feel stressed with your normal activities, a break is a healthy boost to re-energize your routines.

One of the ways to relieve stress is to unplug from the digital world. Lisa Irby wrote about taking a break from her work as a webmaster and blogger. She took an entire day to recharge by not using the internet or texting. Read her insights on her blog, When’s the Last Time You Unplugged to Recharge? Although this would hardly be called a vacation, it was a break from her work and was a chance for her mind to take a break from her usual routine.

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The pace of work can be unrelenting. So many women say that the only time they can think is when they have time to themselves—which is not very often.  Use your vacation as your getaway and time to recharge.  Make certain that your vacation isn't so packed with activities that you don't have time to sit and reflect.

If stress is your enemy, then one of the ways to relieve stress is through rest and relaxation - or at the very least, changing what you are doing. Either way, a vacation can help accomplish both. 

Kick back and think about where you are in life and what you want to accomplish. Ask yourself what is fulfilling about your job and use the answers to consider making changes. No matter how good things are, we can always make improvements.  You may have found other ways to relieve stress but be certain to include vacation breaks into your formula.

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