Warm summer days, great view and beer in hand…just about perfect day.
Yet what I find interesting about that scene is I could have it on vacation or at home. The difference is what kind of break do you want to have. I tend to find it difficult to fully relax at home as I keep thinking about things I should be doing instead of sitting down. So this vacation we took a simple trip to visit some family and relax there. I find it sort of odd that my idea of relaxing doesn’t involved in sitting down all the time. I help out on projects, clean things up or otherwise be somewhat helpful while I visit people. To me there is nothing worse than being stuck on a beach for a week with nothing to do.
So why do we need vacations? I think it is healthy to breakup your routine a bit and get out into the world, so a vacation can do that nicely for you. Yet at the same time I have to wonder why you need one at all after you are financially independent. I suppose the idea of seeing new places and visiting people are still valid reasons to go on a trip, but the idea of the break itself becomes less important.
Case in point, I’m on vacation this week and I’m writing this post. I don’t have to do it, but I want to since this train of thought has been on my mind. So how do you get your breaks in? Do you go away or just have a routine that helps you out?