How to rest when you’re on vacation

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the July 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

As a member of a culture always on the go, it can be hard to rest. Even coming back from vacation, Americans are reporting exhaustion and burnout—almost like we need a vacation from vacation! Here are some tips to help you truly rest during your time off.

Turn off your phone. Take a digital rest and allow your brain to relax without the constant demand of being on your phone.

Sleep. Your body needs eight hours of sleep, and that includes when you’re at the beach. Sleep also helps you retain memories from vacation.

Leave open spots in your schedule. Try to only plan one or two substantive things a day. Leave open spots to explore, sunbathe, or relax.

Take your rest seriously. You are on vacation to have fun, relax, and spend time as a family. Don’t let work or other things take away from that.

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