At times life becomes busy with family obligations. During these moments it is good to take some time away to re-ernergize your spirit and soul. A trip out of your city or town for a couple of days will do a lot of good. I believe (I have observed this with my friends and family and also with my own), that by going on a pleasure trip one’s mind becomes engaged and preoccupied with something new taking your focus and concentration away from the everyday routines and day-to-day worries.
Visiting friends and engaging in lively conversation, reminiscing and perhaps just sightseeing gives one a fresh outlook and gives one a break from the routine. I believe it gives you the ability to step back and be objective. We need to do this from time to time so that when we come back to our daily living we are rested emotionally and able to deal with the turmoil we left behind.
My husband and I are living the “sandwich generation”. Both our parents are going through the aging process and it is a drain on both of us, emotionally and physically. So we are taking this weekend for us and our daughter to connect as a family who care and love each other.