Back a few years ago, I was working a twelve hour shift job from six pm to six am. At the time, there was a LOT of overtime available so I took full advantage. For a bit over three months, I worked twelve hours every day, seaven days a week. That’s right. Eighty four hours a week. I was making mad money. However, as the money piled up, I wasn’t getting enough rest, I wasn’t eating right, and I wasn’t sleeping well. The end result was me collapsing at work and being hospitalized for eight days for exhaustion. After that, I took that money that had been piling up and took a much needed two week vacation. You don’t want it to come to that point with you.
Weather it’s with your hands or your mind, you work hard. You likely have deadlines, quotas, and a boss breathing down your neck. If not, perhaps you’re a CEO. You may make awesome money but you also have a lot more responsibility and stress. Too much stress can cause health issues and some of them are life threatening. It IS possible to work yourself to death and you don’t want that. I’ll give you some of the things to look for that will indicate weather or not your need a vacation.
Your Job Makes You Irritable
If you’re at the point where you job is making you irritable, it’s time for a vacation. You’re likely not easy to live with. Not only are you suffering, but your wife and children are as well. A vacation may be just what you need to get your marriage and your relationship with your children back on track. Now if you have children, I know how it is. If they don’t dig where you and the wife decide to go, they are going to make sure that the vacation is not fun and relaxing for you and their mother. You don’t need that. I know you like the mountains but your kids can’t see the beauty in the landscape that you and your wife can. How about a couple of weeks at Disney Land or Disney World? These places aren’t just for kids. There are plenty of things you and your wife can do at Disney Land and Disney World that don’t include rides and throwing up. Trust me, fun will be had by ALL in your family.
You’re Very Stressed At Work
Stress can have a big effect on you. Have you ever seen a forty year old man who is in good shape who had a heart attack? It can happen from stress. Stress puts a lot of stress on your arteries and your heart. It can give you high blood pressure and increase your chance of a heart attack or stroke. You need to be unstressed. What relaxes you? What would lessen the stress in your life in relation to your job. You need more than some time off. Times like this, you may need to invite your mother in law to spend a couple of weeks at your place minding the children while you and your wife get away. How about a romantic getaway for a couple of weeks? How about a trip to Las Vegas. You and your wife can do a bit of gambling, stay in a romantic suite, have some romantic dinners and/or see some shows. There are a thousand and one things to do in Las Vegas that don’t include prostitution, strip clubs, and gambling.
A vacation with your wife or your family is just what you need when things get too rough at work. Your health, you marriage and your sanity depend on it. Go ahead and price some vacation packages and/or see your travel agent. Make some plans. Good luck and have fun.