In the monotonous rush of constantly trying to push myself harder, and to accomplish more as the leader of American Van Lines, there comes a time when it is necessary to just put everything down and enjoy some relaxation time with those I love. In this case, I value my time off completely.
Whether we go on a cruise, head to a local resort, or head to Italy for an extended vacation, when I am with my family and able to focus on them solely, I experience my greatest joys. Family vacations are about pushing that personal “reset” button, and allowing myself some much-needed time to live in the moment, and I am certain that I am better because of it. Quality time with family is time you never get back, and if your kids feel loved and appreciated, you’re doing the right thing.
Between the continuous rush of school, work, sports, and other activities, even kids get stressed out by what’s on their plates. Having that time to unwind with their parents and siblings in a setting dedicated to just having a good time really makes a difference, and my kids, my wife, and I really need that time together. Vacation time often means we get a chance to catch up, have long, meaningful conversations, and this is really valuable bonding time for us all.
If life has gotten to you, and you really feel the need to reconnect with those you love most: take my suggestion and plan a vacation. Whether it’s a quick getaway, a relaxing family cruise, or an extended trip someplace faraway, vacation time can be the perfect reset. A designated time away from the rush and the stress will enable you to have a lot of time together, as a family, plus in the long-run, you’ll be making memories that will last a lifetime!