I’ve just returned from a refreshing weekend away from my desk, usual housework and responsibilities. It’s great to spend a weekend away with friends, when you can just sit, chat, rejuvenate your friendships and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. It’s even better when the weather cooperates and the sun is shining. Makes the spirits soar and your time away more energizing and effective.
The importance of time-out time
What do you do (or need) to rejuvenate yourself?
Everyone is different. Some people love the serenity and solitude of spending the weekend with a good book. But not me.
As a writer, people find it surprising that I don’t read a lot. Have never been a big fan of fiction, so whenever I read, it’s almost always something educational — whether pertaining to my work (and passion) as a travel writer, learning something new, or finding research material for a project I may be contemplating. Or whether it’s a book or publication to assist with my personal development as a human being, it is always non-fiction that I seek to read and that I want to write.
But somehow it is not the solitude of reading that I seek when I need rejuvenation. It is the companionship of good friends. I am a social being, and despite my many interests, hobbies and passions, it is the discovery of people and places and the interaction of the two that best feeds my spirit.
I am happy with that and have no desire to change. It seems to be my role in life. To connect with people and to help people connect with one another. I do it through my work and in my personal life. And I think I do it well.
Have you discovered your key role in life? And does it make you happy?
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