Friday, September 7, 2007

Vacation stress

Ok, what is it about going on vacation that stresses me so much? I know I’m not alone, and it does take away from the fun of planning my time away.

I am, as usual, stressing out as the time draws near. My kids aren’t kids any more so they’re ok. The house is ok because there is always someone in it. My work has been arranged so it’s ok for me not to be writing for a week (although I am bringing my laptop to work on a couple of small projects that have to be done). We have the funds for the vacation. We have the plans all done. So what the heck am I so flipping stressed about???

I know I’m worried that the youngest one won’t get to school on time. But I do have to say to myself, and so what? What’s the worst that can happen? And you know what? That is the only worry I have – but I let it bother me like it’s a huge important deal.

It’s not healthy. I know it’s not. But I do that all the time. Even if we go away for a weekend, I start to obsess days before about stupid things. Luckily, I’m able to let it go for the duration of our time away and I’m looking forward to a fabulous time. I know I will have one. Now if I could just learn how to relax beforehand, I’d be very happy.

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Terrie Farley Moran said...


I think that vacation stress comes from leaving our environment. All the things that you know are not happening in your house, your regular life etc. when you are home COULD be happening when you are someplace else.

I get absolutely crazed before I leave (and I travel a lot) and then it all turns out just fine.

Have a ball. Terrie

Crabby McSlacker said...

It's ironic, isn't it, how much stress can come with something that's supposed to be relaxing?

Hope you have a great time!

Dawn said...

Put the worries of the world on hold for a couple of weeks and just go and enjoy yourself.