Women Who Work Hard Play Hard – Now It Is Time to Relax

One of the most common personality traits among women who are overachievers is that they work hard, yes, but they play hard as well. Literally everything they do calls for 150% effort and at some point, it’s just time to take a step off the treadmill for a quick breather, and then back at it. However, without that time of recharging, you find that everything you do begins to slow down to a halt and you are going to be forced to take a break ready or not, like it or not. This year, why not plan ahead for that relaxing time spent away from the everyday world where you are functioning at the speed of light, and then some. Take time out for you. If you aren’t already convinced of your need to take a nice, relaxing vacation, you might want to think about this.

The Impact of Stress on Your Body and Mind According to the American Psychological Association, stress can take its toll on more than just your mind. There are physiological issues which arise from continued stress with no relief, the greatest of which is heart disease. It is not true that women are less prone to stress related heart attacks, so if you work and play hard, it really is time to give your heart a break! With that being said, it is important to know where and how you should take that much needed vacation. Remember, you are looking for a break, not a redirection in all that energy!

Vacation Hot Spots Need Not Be Hot

Of course, it is in your nature to choose a vacation hot spot that is hot in every sense of the word. After all, you are used to doing everything in overdrive and so your first choice is likely to be a vacation in South Beach where there’s always something happening 24/7 or in LA where the beaches are equally warm and the action even greater than Miami, if that’s at all possible. But do you really need a hot vacation in a hot spot, figuratively as well as literally? Vacation hot spots don’t need to involve sandy beaches and tropical drinks.

A Higher Sense of Being

There are tons of lovely locations that are in cooler climates that are considered to be vacation hot spots and these are the ones where you’ll find that moment of peace your body has been craving. A mountain vacation may be just what the doctor ordered. Why not travel this summer to the glorious majesty that is Aspen Snowmass, Colorado? You can book Snowmass vacations any time of the year, really, and although a summer vacation at Snowmass won’t be the ski trip you had always wanted to try, it will offer the beauty of nature in lodgings that exude luxury, peace and tranquility.

Do your mind, emotions and body a favor. Book a vacation in a different kind of hot spot that will allow you the luxury to sit back and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. If you want to get out and about, there is plenty of shopping and things to see and do. But it really is in your best interest to remember, this one little break may be all you need to break records in work and play going forward. Take time to smell

the roses and you’ll come out smelling like a rose. Deny yourself that time and you’ll soon wither away. Work will still be there when you get back recharged and ready to go. Now is the time to relax.

Thanks to Carol Trehearn

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