Take Time
Take Time

I was asked at a recent meeting to intro myself and share my vacation plans. Embarrassingly, I had none. I got the “pity look” from several people. It forced me to admit that vacations take planning and commitment; they don’t just happen. If I don’t plan it, it won’t happen. DUH.

I share this with you in the middle of May because it’s the perfect time for all of us to start planning…make a list of things to do, places to go – near or far – and people to spend time with. Grab your calendar, circle some dates, request the time off – now! Your plan will come together with a little work.

Most important!! – a vacation can be as simple as an afternoon off all by yourself, or a more adventurous trip involving other people. Your mission is to do something for you – go somewhere you like – spend time with people who relax or energize you. It’s about YOU!

Click on some of these tips to get you started…

Enter the WaterPark Contest!

Making a comment on this post, answering the question below, will automatically enter you into a drawing for FREE tickets to Roaring Springs WaterPark in Meridian, Idaho.

How to play: Make sure you are registered and logged in to ChooseHealthMatters.com. If you are not already registered, go to the column on the right. Click on “register” to get started.

Make a comment on this blog post by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 by answering this question: “What is your favorite one-day get away for a quick vacation?” You must be a State of Idaho employee to win tickets.

Update, 5/26/16: Winners of the drawing are:

  • Wendy R
  • Amorette Rosenthal
  • Rayt
  • Bgreenha

Winners will also be posted on Health Matters Stress Center webpage on June 1,  2016.

Join the conversation. It’s a great way to trade vacation ideas!

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