But Americans are not particularly good at relaxing. We have the longest work-days and work-weeks, and the shortest paid vacation time compared to most countries. This is, of course, what we've been creating individually and collectively, but for many, it's starting to get old.
HERE is a quote from an essay in today's Sunday NY TIMES entitled: "The ‘Busy’ Trap," by TIM KREIDER:
"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day."
I've written before on our "addictions to intensity and anxiety" (You can read three of the posts HERE.) I've also written about the importance of vacation time (HERE and HERE and HERE.). Vacations are crucial to our well-being not only for the purposes of rest and rejuvenation, but also to actually remind us of how to live in a state of alignment.
Read these at your leisure... and enjoy!
"SUMMER IN THE CITY" Performed by sycicWALRUS