Hermosa chica visitando los campos de arroz de Bali en Tegalalang, Ubud. Usando un columpio sobre la selva. El concepto sobre la gente, la pasión por viajar y el estilo de vida del turismo

I recently read a survey and of the almost 1000 individuals who were asked, “Do you want a vacation after your holiday?” 87 percent of them said yes.

¿Por qué necesitamos un descanso?

It’s apparent that the commonly stated purpose for a holiday – rest and comfort – may not be working very nicely!

While the majority of us take holidays and look forward to them, maybe we are not getting out of them what we all want. But, before I get to you and me, let’s look at how some other things in our world use a break:

Bears take a long winter break – they call it hibernation.

Los bulbos de tulipán de mi parterre delantero han empezado últimamente a asomar por la tierra. Han pasado diez meses de este año aparentemente inactivos, preparándose para su fiesta anual de salida.

Los árboles de hoja caduca se desprenden de sus hojas en otoño y descansan, recuperando su potencia para crecer y hacer nuevas hojas en primavera.

Rejuvenecimiento

Now – getting a bit closer to home – consider breaks that more closely resemble our holidays:

Los niños (y sus profesores) descansan de los estudios durante las vacaciones y la primavera y, normalmente, también tienen un descanso más largo en verano.

Los equipos deportivos necesitan tiempos muertos para pensar dónde están, decidir qué hacer a continuación y recuperar el aliento. (Lo sé, esperas que tus vacaciones sean más largas que un tiempo muerto).

Entonces, ¿qué tienen que ver los resultados de la encuesta y cada uno de estos casos con usted y sus vacaciones o las escapadas que necesita?

¡Todo!

While there are lots of reasons to have a holiday – to be with family and friends, explore something new, get a suntan, or – many of us return into R & R (rest and relaxation). All these reasons are important, but the biggest advantage from any break (whether 2 minutes or two weeks) should be a third R – rejuvenation.

Bears, tulips and trees are resting on the winter; but more than that they’re preparing to make their purpose in the subsequent year. Bears couldn’t succeed, tulips wouldn’t blossom and the trees will not grow with no break to rejuvenate.

Kids and teachers return to school refreshed and revived. The burnout from several months or week is erased and they’re ready to go again! And while sports teams are becoming rested and catching their breath during the time out they’re also preparing for their future success – another component of rejuvenation.

Permítame hacerle una pregunta:

Si 87% de las personas encuestadas dicen que quieren unas vacaciones después de las vacaciones, ¿están obteniendo el descanso y la comodidad que buscaban?

Y lo que es más importante, ¿cómo consiguen el rejuvenecimiento que necesitan?

Y lo que es más importante, ¿lo eres tú?

Cómo lograr el rejuvenecimiento

It’s one thing to tell you that a target for your break must be to rejuvenate. (If you had not considered that before, now I hope you agree.) But it’s another thing to make that happen.

Here are five things you can do to be sure that each and every break – short or long – helps you rejuvenate and refresh for increased vitality, power and success.

Haz que sea un objetivo

Whether or not a 7-minute power nap or a 7-day cruise, realize that rejuvenation is a target. On the cruise which may mean one less late night or a little more exercise. It may mean somewhat less stress over the details of your “perfect holiday” and a little more time for serendipity. When you make it a target you may determine what you can do to make your break energy and refreshing generating.

Considere el total que

You’re more than your body. Rejuvenation is about refreshing your thoughts and soul in addition to your body. When you think of it this way, you realize that there are various activities and approaches that refresh every part of you. Which results in the next point…

Reconocer lo que funciona para usted

Maybe you need exercise, time in the spa, a manicure, or a heap of books. Maybe you will need sunlight or the energy that comes from good friends or a terrific meal. Maybe you will need all those items to refresh all of who you are. Take some time to consider those activities and situations which rejuvenate and refresh you. And bear in mind that you don’t have to wait all year for these actions or try to cram them all into a single holiday…

Don’t wait for once annually. Hibernation and dormancy aren’t the lessons we need to take from the trees, tulips and bears. We are not wired the same way, and we do not have to take weeks and months to rejuvenate. Look for ways to spend a weekend, days or a day with the express purpose of bettering your mind, body and soul.

Empezar ahora

The end point of the final point is that you don’t have to wait in any respect. Consider what you could do immediately to rejuvenate. A 7-minute power nap? 15 minute walk? Shooting some baskets? Knitting a sweater? Writing in your journal? Reading a wonderful book? Talking with a constructive or creative colleague? Make certain that you maintain short breaks in your toolbox for generating greater mental, spiritual and physical energy and vitality in your life.

Posibles interacciones

El descanso y la relajación son objetivos buenos, pero limitados. Para sacar el máximo provecho de cualquier pausa hay que hacer algo más que descansar y desconectar, hay que utilizar esas actividades como medio de rejuvenecimiento para vivir el día a día de forma más completa, feliz y eficiente.