My Greece Vacation

GreeceI just returned from an amazing trip to Greece. On my vacation, I traveled to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete with several wonderful girlfriends who regularly travel together.

Although I had a fantastic time once I was in Greece, it was extremely difficult for me to make the decision to go on an extended vacation abroad. It’s always difficult to leave daily life, work and children behind. I struggled with the idea of being away from my business and in a different country than my daughters. My friends convinced me that the trip was a necessity, and now I know they were right! I needed the trip to relax, unwind and enjoy myself.  My daughters were fine and my business was still standing upon my return home.

Vacations are so important for your personal health and well-being! People forget the importance of getting away from the daily grind. In 2014 in the United States, employees only used 51% of their vacation time and 15% of people didn’t take any time off at all. Recently, some employers have started to encourage their employees to take vacations given the many health and workplace benefits.

Vacations are good for you — they increase your productivity and they reduce your stress. Vacations allow you to unwind, recuperate, and feel healthier. People even have a reduction in cholesterol after a vacation and feel more satisfied with their lives in general after a vacation.

Given all the perks of vacations, where are you going this summer?

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2 thoughts on “My Greece Vacation

  1. Hi, Lori-Ann

    I am glad that you had the nice vacation of Greece with friends.

    Each of us knows that the importance and significance of periodically “rest” or vacation from our daily life so that we can refresh our mind, soul and spirit. But the “fear” of family and business can’t be function well usual makes us to change our plans.

    Hope more people will read this post to take some “rest’.

    Thanks for the post. Will share!

    Stella Chiu

    • Stella,
      Thank you so much for the continued support. It is so true, we need to take time away from work for rest and to enjoy time with friends and family.

      I hope to take some time this summer to enjoy the sunshine and get some rest yourself.

      Enjoy your day,
      Lori-Ann Rickard

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