A lot of families hardly have time to rest or unwind. This in turn leads to a lot of stress on their health.
From the man who is the head of the house to the mother who juggles many duties together as if she has four hands. Many women are wives, mothers, students, (undertaking one course or the other) religious ministers in their churches and some even add voluntary social works.
The man on his part works late in the office and still takes some “urgent” files home. The children are not left out of this routine. They are woken up early so they can be whisked to school in time to allow their parents get to work in time. They go back home to meet home teacher who teaches for two or more hours after which the child faces the school home work.
There is a common adage that says “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This tells us that living is not all about work work and work. The body needs to relax, unwind and be rejuvenated. The way to achieve this is to PLAN holidays. Holiday should be part of family’s plan for the year.
Summer is fast approaching this year again, so what are your plans? Where do you want to go with your family? When you take annual leave and you sit in your home, you do a great disservice to yourself and your total well being. You will find yourself still doing one thing or the other around the house. It is not a time to change the settings of your house. It is not the time to be visiting the site to supervise that project. Take a trip out of your environment.
Holidays are not always expensive. (that is the excuse many give for not going on one). You can have a holiday that suits your pocket. From a holiday resort in Ibadan or Obudu to the Bahamas, Singapore, Miami Beach, there is always a holiday plan for you.
Start that plan today and next year, remember, it should be part of your family budget at the beginning of the year. As I have grace, I may write on how to save towards holidays, some interesting places to visit and their visa requirements. Have a wonderful holiday.
She is the founder of Cassandra's Diary, a forum for trashing out issues in families.
Married to Dele, they are blessed with 3 children, Temi, Tolu and Alexandra.
In summary, my team and I, we are counselors and public speakers with a passion to raise model families.