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Health & Wellness of Traveling
Traveling, individually or as a family, assists with achieving and promoting maximum health and well-being. From my experiences as an immigrant, I have found that providing my family with the opportunities to travel have been beneficial to their lives. Traveling begins with finding the balance in one’s life. I have found that it is important to separate “work” from “play”. I define work as being the normal day to day routine each person in the home has to perform. As a stay at home mom, work includes: cleaning, laundry, cooking, assisting my children with their homework, being the chauffeur, shopping, and overall maintenance of the household. My husbands’ job is to manage high stress projects and deliverables in the technical software industry. Work isn’t limited to the adults in the household. We have been expressing to our children, since they began school that their job is to get good grades and work for their education. However, with the expectation that everyone in the household works hard during the week, we use traveling as a way to detach from the normal schedule, allowing the mind and body to rejuvenate. Whether this is a day trip, weekend getaway, or a planned vacation, everyone benefits.. I am a firm believer that traveling offers opportunities to separate from routines, discover healthier less stressful lifestyles, and provide family values. I have found that day trips allow for inspirational outings and adventures that clear or expand the mind. It can be as simple as pulling off the road to enjoy a picnic with the family or taking the back roads to Gettysburg. The most recent example of one of my family’s day trips was to the Renaissance festival. We enjoyed the music from different cultures, the sights of the costumes, the interesting food choices, and entertainment. When surrounded in a different environment, it allows the brain to focus on and enjoy the moment rather than thinking about the test that is coming...
Health & Wellness of Traveling
Traveling, individually or as a family, assists with achieving and promoting maximum
health and well-being. From my experiences as an immigrant, I have found that providing my
family with the opportunities to travel have been beneficial to their lives.
Traveling begins with finding the balance in one’s life. I have found that it is important to
separate “work” from “play”. I define work as being the normal day to day routine each person in
the home has to perform. As a stay at home mom, work includes: cleaning, laundry, cooking,
assisting my children with their homework, being the chauffeur, shopping, and overall
maintenance of the household. My husbands’ job is to manage high stress projects and
deliverables in the technical software industry. Work isn’t limited to the adults in the household.
We have been expressing to our children, since they began school that their job is to get good
grades and work for their education. However, with the expectation that everyone in the
household works hard during the week, we use traveling as a way to detach from the normal
schedule, allowing the mind and body to rejuvenate.
Whether this is a day trip, weekend getaway, or a planned vacation, everyone benefits.. I
am a firm believer that traveling offers opportunities to separate from routines, discover healthier
less stressful lifestyles, and provide family values.
I have found that day trips allow for inspirational outings and adventures that clear or
expand the mind. It can be as simple as pulling off the road to enjoy a picnic with the family or
taking the back roads to Gettysburg. The most recent example of one of my family’s day trips
was to the Renaissance festival. We enjoyed the music from different cultures, the sights of the
costumes, the interesting food choices, and entertainment. When surrounded in a different
environment, it allows the brain to focus on and enjoy the moment rather than thinking about the
test that is coming up, scheduling the next oil change, or the up-to-your-eyebrows deadlines.
However, more than a day trip is needed when a family is overly fatigued from the
normal day to day grind. When people are drained, mentally or physically this lowers energy
levels, happiness and tolerance. These core issues can tear a family apart and affect all
members, beginning with the parents. There are literally hundreds of things that could
potentially damage the relationship between a husband and wife, stress being number one on
the list. I have found that this can be avoided by taking the initiative to pro-actively work on
rekindling a marriage. From experience, this is most effective when spending time together via a
weekend getaway. Weekend getaways offer a change of scenery, the ability to slow down the
pace of life, and enjoyment of each other’s company. A fantastic weekend getaway that I have
personally enjoyed was a trip to Caesars Pocono Mountains with the one I love. We took
advantage of their all-inclusive package and didn’t have to spend a lot. The experience of the
champagne glass whirlpool bath, the private pool in our suite, the fabulous entertainment and
dining provided a “mini” honeymoon. This change in atmosphere sets the tone for relaxation,
incorporates healthy habits and relieves stress from our daily routine.