Life tip #30: Take a break

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I sure did and I cannot wait to share photos of it with you! You may have seen my “sneak peak” on Twitter and/or Facebook. ;)

Don’t worry, I’m not taking a break from Four Leaf Clover, but I am taking a break from life tips every single Monday. Next Monday I’ll be England and I haven’t got a clue what awaits me when it comes to time and how I’ll be managing my daily posts so I’ll just post life tips as they come to me. I thought, it being the 30th life tip, this was a good breaking point.

In Europe, I’ve noticed that vacations are taken much more often than I ever saw in the United States. My father would always say that the two weeks he got in the US was nothing compared to the vacation time over here and it’s true, even to this day. Resting is a vital part of human life, (why do you think we have weekends?) but not everyone gives themselves the time they need.

My life tip for you is to know when to take a break. Do something different, new, and fun this coming weekend or plan on something for a few weeks down the road (make sure to take time off work if need be to make sure you stick with it!). I hope you’ve taken a vacation this summer, but if you haven’t… there’s still a few days left before fall is fully here!

When something gets too overwhelming, just take a break from it. It’ll be better in the long run. Even the small things. If you’ve been at the computer for hours, go take a walk. If you’ve been writing a paper for days, go meditate for a few minutes to relax. Know when to take a break and do it! When’s the last time you did that for yourself?

  • nikkiana

    Excellent advice. This is something that I’ve been trying to take to heart a lot more in my life.

  • Krystal/Village

    wow this move has come up fast right???? but yes, taking a break is good. I have been too busy lately and a break seems just like what i should be thinking about

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    I haven’t meditated recently, but the week I was without power and only posted once, that felt like a break to me. And how I loved it! I’m trying to find more balance like that in my life.

    I’m so excited to see what the future holds for you, Eva!

  • Kayla @ Exquisite Banana

    Ah, yes. Life pretty much threw me up against a wall and screamed this in my ear the past few days. I think I need to listen.

  • Colleen / Inspired to Share

    Ah this is such good advice! I need to get better at this. And I totally agree about vacations/”holidays” in Europe vs. the US.