It’s important to step out of our routine, get away from familiar surroundings to gain a new perspective.
You can even do it alone. Take a walk in the woods. Run in the rain. Spend a Saturday binging on mindless TV. Write in a journal. Meditate.
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Stepping away from routine and familiarity is good for relationships. It’s good for gaining clarity. It’s good for building balance.
During a regular week, I am often stressed and that makes me not always nice to those around me.
When I leave that setting, my mood and tone change almost immediately – and it reminds me how much I need to build that in to my daily life, not just wait for special trips or occasions.
For many people, different scenes lead to a different you.
Alone Time is Powerful
Create ways to have special time by yourself, with your partner, with each of your children, and as a family.
You don’t have to spring for a fancy vacation; try to find little getaways where you get to connect – make a picnic, go kayaking, stroll through a farmer’s market.
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