By Shelley Munro On Jun 2 2011, 9:00 am
As I write this post, half my mind is on packing my bag to head off on holiday. The last couple of months have been full on for me. I’ve written, sold and gone through edits on three different projects and, during the last month, I’ve had my husband underfoot as he recovers from a severed tendon in one of the fingers on his right hand.
I’m tired. My brain is sluggish, and it’s definitely time for a break from writing.
These days we’re all busy. If we don’t multi-task people look at us as if we’re not normal. We focus on work and family activities and don’t take time out for ourselves. The result is stress, which isn’t good for anyone.
Hubby and I are heading off on a ten day Pacific cruise. Quite frankly I don’t care if it rains every day because it will be a real treat being able to read to my heart’s content and have someone make my bed for me every morning. I’ll be able to snooze when I want and won’t have to worry about food shopping or what to cook for dinner. The most difficult decision I’ll need to deal with is what sort of cocktail to choose at the bar. Ah, yes! I can feel the stress starting to melt right now.
Of course, a vacation isn’t the only way to take time out. All we need to do is step out of routine and do something a little different. Go for a leisurely walk in a park. Go to the movies with your sweetie. Take a class or start a new hobby. Play tourist in your own town or city. Have a massage or go on a picnic. The possibilities are endless and needn’t be expensive.
What are your favorite ways to recharge your batteries?
Shelley Munro lives in New Zealand and writes hot and spicy romance for Samhain Publishing. Her recent release, Seeking Kokopelli is available in both print and ebook formats. Her next release, Lone Wolf is due out on 23 Aug. You can visit Shelley and learn more about her books at www.shelleymunro.com