Take your time off more se­ri­ously and re­ally re­lax

How to re­ally re­lax when you’re on va­ca­tion.


I have to ad­mit, I’m a sucker for New Year’s res­o­lu­tions. Love them. It’s like back to school for grown-ups. Whether you’re cre­at­ing a whole fresh crop of goals or con­tin­u­ing in­cre­men­tal move­ment to­ward ex­ist­ing ob­jec­tives, a new year is an op­por­tu­nity to push the re­set but­ton.

One of the psy­cho­log­i­cal greats, Al­fred Adler es­poused the phi­los­o­phy that our lives are blank can­vases and we are the artists who hold the brush. So what do we want to do with this clean slate? Fore­most among most peo­ple’s list of res­o­lu­tions is to feel less stress. And the best way I know to get away from life’s stres­sors is to take a hol­i­day. With 2019 un­furl­ing in front of us like an open road, where do we want to go? And how? There’s a right way and a wrong way to va­ca­tion; here’s how to set off on the right foot.

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