We live in a world where cut-throat competition dictates our lives. It encroaches upon our family time and deprives us of the simple pleasures of life. We are busy, either making a mint or making ends meet.
This occupied life is taking a toll on our physical and mental health. We are becoming increasingly infirm, irate, and introverts.
Shouldn’t we break this tiresome routine then? We must.
We must take a few days off and spend time with our kids, family, and friends. This will help us regain energy, improve mood, and enhance productivity.
I was on an uninterrupted 15 days annual leave just a few days ago.
It is indeed a wonderful experience to be away from your workplace and your boring office routine. I spent this free time with my family and we had a lot of fun during this break.
We visited Murree and Islamabad for a few days. We feasted our eyes upon God-made and Man-made beautiful scenes and sights.
Those were indeed the sights for the sore eyes.
The cool and refreshing atmosphere of Murree, which is lovingly called the Queen of Hills, has an exhilarating effect on both the body and the soul.
The lush green hilly peaks virtually fascinate, rather hypnotize, the visitors. And the deep ravines fill the hearts with awe.
The tortuous roads also cast a spell on the people and remind them of the twists and turns of their lives.
One gets so much captivated by the charms of the hill resort that one forgets the cares and worries of one’s day-to-day life.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Shelley
I’ve been in a serious and somber mood recently because of a tough work routine.
Now, after my vacation, I feel re-energized and rejuvenated, full of hope and joy.
My depressing thoughts and reflections have been replaced by cheerful musings about life.
Vacations, therefore, are necessary to keep you active, healthy, and upbeat.
We human beings are quite prone to getting bored if we have to go through the same routine day in and day out. We, therefore, need a pause amidst the fatiguing and nerve-shattering activities of life.
To me, vacations are the panacea for boredom, ennui, and depression that routine life brings to us.
We must take some days off and spend time with ourselves. We can’t win the race against time. Time flies, and we can do nothing to slow or stop it. Why not then pause for a while to rest, relax, and rejoice?
Taking a break is compulsory for our physical, emotional, and mental health. Especially in today’s competitive world, when it is difficult to maintain a work-life balance, a break is a must.
This will relieve fatigue, stress, and depression.
“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and all the memories we’ve made along the way.”