Do you spend more time planning a vacation than you do planning your life?
Quotes about Life |
An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate. It's linked to a reduction in work-related stress and burnout as
well as enhanced feelings of joy and interest. And travel can shape our personalities. When traveling for an extended period of time,
desirable changes - increased openness to experience, emotional stability, agreeableness, and creativity - emerge.
Jaime Kurtz, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations
When it comes to the summer months most people start to think
about where they will be going on vacation. This is the time of year
when most individuals take time off of work because the kids are out
of school. It is the perfect time for everyone to spend time together
and to regroup from the stress that is often experienced with everyday life.
Cindy Crawford, Vacation Deals: How to Relax in the Summer without Going on Vacation
Inspirational Quotes |
Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy
it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
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. . . people should look for accessible vacation destinations the same way
they look for any other vacation destination - based on their own personal
tastes and preferences.
Candy B Harrington, 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
When you plan to take time-off at work, you schedule it ahead of time,
plan for it, and then take it when the time comes
(pretty much no matter what). The same goes for your breaks
Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, Motherhood, Inc. - Seven essential tools for success at home
Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world it has become a necessity.
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As a die-hard foodie, my ultimate holiday is of course Thanksgiving.
I wait for this day for 364 days, and the moment it's over I begin running
ideas through the back of my head for the next one.
Jan Charles, Happier Holidays: The cookbook to eat, drink and stay merry!
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times
it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important
decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide
down on the rainbow.
One day we will look back and realize some things,
Like how much we've missed out on.
Holidays, parties, vacations and sports,
We will wonder where life has gone.
Julie Hebert, Do Less
Poems about Life
Imagine that -we now live in a world where a manager's approval is
needed not to take vacation. This would have been
unthinkable even three or four years ago.
Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Being freed of work obligations after 40 or more years of employment
can create the same gleeful anticipation we used to feel on
the last day of school before summer
vacation but, then again, it might bore us literally to death.
Fred Vettese, Bill Morneau, The Real Retirement: Why You Could Be Better Off Than You Think, and How to Make That Happen
"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in."
A Vacation Attitude |
It is a good thing for everyone who can possibly do so to
get away at least once a year for a change of scene. I do not want
to get into the position of not being able to see the forest
because of the thickness of the trees.
Franklin Roosevelt Quotes
Read a lot when you're on vacation, but nothing that has to do with
H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Richard Branson advised that entrepreneurs should also take some
time off from work and enjoy the company of their
family or friends."
Norbert Richards, Richard Branson Unofficial : How to be a successful person in business and life
Take those vacations and do not take your laptop or iphone or blackberry
- you are on vacation and that means having a real break and not just
going to a different location and doing much of the same thing.
Byron Pulsifer, Recognize This
Think about it; how do you feel when you are planning a vacation?
You feel excited and happy. Your stress level is diminished, and
this also affects your work in a positive way.
John Morgan, 100% Active and Productive (2in1): 50 Great Ways To Defeat Your Laziness And Procrastination And Work Smarter Not Harder
"It's not about balance, it's about designing a work-home-family life that
makes you feel good. A life you don't need a vacation from."
Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom: simplifying your life
The Christmas tree decorated and bright for all to see when we turn
on the lights. May this holiday be one that is
filled with cheer for you and for those that you hold so dear.
Christmas Poems |
"A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work."
Why turn a vacation into a volunteer vacation? . . . First, the opportunities
presented here are amazing . . . Second, your help is desperately needed. . . .
Almost everyone who undertakes these projects returns home proclaiming
that their vacations benefited them at least as much as they did the people
being served. And when this happens to you, we hope that you'll then take
the next step: share the experience.
Doug Cutchins, Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
People who work under constant stress must take time off to
be in complete silence and meditate even if it is for ten minutes
during tea or lunch breaks.
Dianne Kane, Anger Management for Partners: Get back love and respect in your relationship
Do not wait until you are dying to go on vacation. I think if I had to give
you one piece of advice that would be it. We put things off. We do
not mean to, but we do. We carry around the assumption that there is
plenty of time to do whatever needs to be done.
Marty Cauley, Dying to go on Vacation: A journey of discovering life while facing death.
No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.
But the thing all volunteer vacations share? They shed light.
They give us a more realistic picture of the world.
Pam Grout, The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life
If you really want to find out the level of commitment and dedication
to the job, ask them if they ever take a holiday where they are not
in touch with their company staff by either phone, email or blackberry.
You will be surprised that many of these top executives and company
owners never leave their business totally - they are involved no matter
where they are.
Byron Pulsifer, Success One Word
From shamrocks and leprechauns to green food and drink, this is a
holiday for all ages.
Hillbilly Housewife, On St. Patrick's Day Everyone Can Be Irish
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Some people are born happy. No matter what their circumstances are,
they are joyous, content, and satisfied with everything. They carry a
perpetual holiday in their eyes, and see joy and beauty everywhere.
Orison Swett Marden, Character: the Grandest Thing in the World
Christmas is not just an annual holiday. It is not a day to glorify selfishness
and materialism. Christmas is the celebration of the event that set
heaven to singing, an event that gave the stars of the night sky a
Think of life as a voyage. The truest liver of the truest life is like a voyager
who, as he sails, is not indifferent to all the beauty of the sea around him.
Find what brings you joy and go there.
Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so.
After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.
Holiday Harmony |
Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes.
Motivational Poems |
A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change
of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us
closer to the people in our lives.
E. S. Woods, The Vacationer's Handbook: 24 Tips to Ensure a Great Vacation
Quotes about Change |
Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind.
Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return.
But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see
whenever you shut your eyes.
New Beginnings |
On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me.
Recognize This |
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Cruising is one of the least expensive ways to vacation,
yet it offers so much rich experience in exotic locations,
great food, beautiful accommodations and a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Nom de Voyage, Cruise Hacks, Tips and Tricks
If some people didn't tell you,
you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
Is There An Art To Happiness |
We need to develop a "vacation attitude" every day by being focused
on what we need to accomplish by the end of each day.
Catherine Pulsifer, A Vacation Attitude
The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest.
But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don't know how to rest.
We may even come back more tired than before we left.
Vacation - A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the
clothes and half the money you need.
In simple terms, it is sometimes better to let your mind
go to zero where you are not consciously trying to arrive
at an answer or solution. In order to take this mini zero vacation,
you probably will best be doing something totally different from
whatever it is you are attempting to overcome or resolve.
Byron Pulsifer, The Zero Vacation
The Zero Vacation |
A proper vacation does three things. It takes you away from the stresses
and demands of your daily life; it gives your body time to heal and rejuvenate;
and, it invigorates your mind by returning you to your natural rhythm.
Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation: Let Go and Relax, Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Gain Inner Peace, and Happiness
Vacations mean a change of pace,
a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and
a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands,
new ways, and new options.
Anne Wilson Schaef
The point is this: if you do what you love, it doesn't matter in the least
that a vacation has to end. If you love what you do you will not find
yourself wishing for even a few more days of vacation, or wishing that
you could keep enjoying this vacation for much, much longer.
Byron Pulsifer, Happy To Return
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted.
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Funny Quotes about Life |
It's never too late, for with a purpose, a worthy goal
and a motivation to reach those upper layers on the pyramid,
a person can travel further in a few years than he might otherwise
travel in a lifetime.
When I was on a two-week vacation I noticed something.
The vacation lasted a good long time then suddenly it was over.
Life is like that also.
Fr. Cedric Pisegna CP, Death: The Final Surrender
Each Life Is A Journey |
Vacation must be more than a word if it is meant to provide a
total change of scenery and mindset. While it is recognized that
the ideal vacation varies from person to person,
or family to family, a vacation should always provide the
absence of stress and regeneration of the spirit.
Last year, I came away from the vacation thoroughly bloated
and ten pounds heavier, convinced I'd blocked an artery and possibly
shortened my lifespan by a few months. But I was also deliriously
contented, which is surely what it's all about.
Cash Peters, Best Vacation EVER!: The Highs and Woes of River Cruising in Provence
Cruises are a great way to vacation! The best part is the flexibility.
You can book a one-day cruise, or a 108-day- around-the-world cruise,
and a whole lot of options in between. You unpack once,
and get a taste of a new place every day.
Deb Graham, Tips From The Cruise Addict's Wife: Tips, tricks and stories to plan the best cruise ship vacation ever
One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip.
Paul Brodie, San Diego: Ten Ways to Enjoy The Best Food, Beaches and Locations While On Vacation
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or
as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
Simone de Beauvoir
Top Ten Retirement Quotes |
As we get older, we often change into a blinkered mind-set and forget
what once made us happy.
We get stuck in the rat race or are continuously saving for a
holiday that we have booked or we
are too busy working to take a moment and see what
once made us joyful.
Danielle Tinning, How to Succeed
Going to zero doesn't have to mean going on a long vacation
to some remote island or exotic getaway either.
Going to zero can be as close as a nearby wind swept beach,
or tranquil lake where you can put a line in or go for a canoe ride,
or simply skip stones across the water.
Byron Pulsifer, The Zero Vacation
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