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Old 04-16-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Taking time to relax is crucial to your long-term health. This means spending time with friends and family members on your days off during the week, but it also means arranging one or two vacations every year where you get away and dont think about your company for at least a week at a time. The key to that is to fix the problems that are keeping you tied to your work truck all year long. Finding Ways to Relax During Your Off Time & Why It Matters
Have you finally broken down and taken some time off in the past year?

What vacations do you recommend?
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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I'm a bit older with some disposable income. Every year I:

1) hunt deer for a week
2) shoot gophers for a week
3) go on a fishing trip for a week
4) take the wife on a warm winter holiday

Yolo, I think, is what the kids say........
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The wife and I did a road trip last summer that was a complete failure. We were fine just nothing seemed to work out for us on that trip.
I do take time off work but usually to go work for a friend of mine and much harder than I do at my day job.
I honestly think the last time I took time off and kicked my heels up may have been 15 yrs ago.
I'm going to go home tonight and figure out how to take a week or two off this year.

Thank You Cricket.

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The 1st 8 years barely took a day off then I switched modes one or two weeks a year, now I am the 10-12 days a quarter. Just returned from a Colorado ski trip leaving for Yellowstone in a month, Ohio in June for a Cobra club meet and Costa Rica in the fall.
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Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now
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You earned it Brian. Have some fun. Must have a very good staff?
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Ten days until Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico at a 5 star resort.
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I'm not as old as most of you but after working a few 80 hour weeks and the paycheck not being enough reward to the misery I'm over punishing myself and my family.

I have to fight the urge to jump at every OT opportunity that arrives, and I've given up driving a nicer car just so I don't have to worry about payments.

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Used to take a week off for deer season and as many weekend scuba trips as possible during the warm weather.

These days it's whenever a good opportunity comes up.

I've been known to make snowflakes whine!
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It’s been a few years, but I’m going to Whistler next month for 10 days.
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