“Taking a break can lead to breakthroughs.” – Russell Eric Dobda
“Research shows that we need to take a break and decompress so we can be at our best at work—and at home. Maybe we should ask if the life we’re working so hard to create is fun to live? When’s the last time you disconnected and took a vacation? – Tina Hallis
Minimalism Everyday took a break from blogging and went honeymooning in Aruba. It was incredible for so many reasons. Today let’s reflect on the break with some TWOsday questions.
Q1: What was the best part about the break?
Relaxation. Our lives have been pure chaos and nothing is better than leaving chaos to having essentially nothing on our plates. All we had to focus on was having a fabulous, relaxing time and what our next meal was. The second best thing? The meals! We ate like fresh seafood, we ate carbs (off of a long standing low carb diet) and we ate desserts. It was fantastic. Finally, an honorable mention to the water. Both the light blue waters of the Caribbean to the lazy river we rode made nights with vacation drinks in our hands. We already can’t wait to go to Aruba or another island again, the experience was incredible. If you need a break, take a break, it will make all the difference.
Q2: How does it feel returning from the break?
I thought I would hate coming back from a week long break but honestly I feel rejuvenated and ready to go. Everything is a little easier, getting up for work to doing the post. Sometimes when you feel overrun, it’s important to take a well needed break. This was definitely the case for Amalia and I from planning the wedding and have a hectic last few months. The break was great and I am still riding the good feeling this week. The hope is this good feeling never goes away but when it does, it just means it’s time for another break.
Item 166 of 360+
Today’s decluttered item is Amalia’s leggings. I’m sure someone else can use these, another item down for our 360 in 365 challenge.