Surely we’ve all heard the philosophy that success will be proportional to the hard work you put in. And in some cases, we couldn’t argue with it. But, is it really the right formula? Should you sacrifice a balanced life for profesional success? It’s a complicated answer for a subjective question, but in short it’s safe to say the post modernist approach for success is based on working smart, not hard. We’ve just now realized that stress is a silent killer, fueled by a never ending stream of responsibilities and the pressure we put on ourselves. So, how do we manage it?
Know when to back off
Easier said than done. The first step is recognizing your own mindset. Are you still able to make the right decisions? If the answer is a resounding yes, then, by all means, carry on. If not, the best approach could be to take a step back, try to relax, and occupy your mind with non-work related matters. This can be daunting and sometimes even counterintuitive, but it is an important realization that can lead to a more balanced, less stressful existence.
Assess the situation
After facing the inevitable conclusion that you must back off work every once in a while, the next logical step is figuring out the extent of your stress. It could very well be enough to take a step back, shut your phone off for a few hours, and come back to it feeling refreshed. However, it could also be a bit more complicated. Only you know the answer to this question. Find it by being honest with yourself.
Retreat isn’t surrender
We’ve all heard the saying “No retreat, no surrender”. Well, this isn’t the middle ages and we’re not at war. So, you should take a more nuanced approach and genuinely consider a tactical retreat to reset your mind back to default. When being in the heat of it, it can be borderline imposible to see the answers to your problems. So give yourself the space and tranquility that your brain needs to properly function. It’s likely you visit your doctor when a problem arises -why not do the same for your mind? Some well deserved time off can be the medicine your inner self so desperately needs.
Plan your next move
Literally. As in, plan a move away from any toxic environments that are clogging your mind and not allowing for intelligent decision making. A vacation is the most instinctive way to go. By definition this is a time full of recreational, fun, and relaxing activities during which there simply isn’t any time for work. There’s no need to act on this plan straight away, but just thinking about it can help you break away from the routine and maybe even lighten your mood.
Once you’ve sorted out your escape plan (destination, length of trip, etc.) and given yourself the green light to execute it, there’s only one thing left to do; let go and enjoy. Book your trip and allow yourself to unplug and relax. In Providenciales you can beach more and worry less.
Contact us today and one of our lovely villa specialists will guide you through the booking process and answer any questions you may have.