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Sometimes in life, all we need is a break from the worldly issues; the waking up very early in the morning, getting the children ready for school, rushing to job, struggling and hustling, coming back very tired while the children are still depending on you to make their dinner and prepare them for sleep. If not that then it is surely the crazy confusing school life were you have to draw the geography features or cramming the biology terminologies, the math formulas and knowing the mole equations of Chemistry at your finger tips. It all seems like there’s total madness everywhere and once you get home you just want to eat and drop yourself dead at your bed.

Life has tested us in so many ways and there are times we just have many thoughts and worries that could barely be escaped but it is healthy that once in a while you disappear from the crowded world and find solace in your own created world. Taking a break or having a holiday doesn’t necessary have to be a journey or traveling to a far place. Sometimes all you have to do is take an off from job for a few days, lock yourself in your house, put off your phone and spend quality time with yourself. You don’t have to be rich to be happy. Just make good use of the little much you have. Watch movies, spend special time with your friends, family and loved ones, talk a walk, explore yourself and learn more things about yourself that you didn’t know before. Take time and reflect more on your life out of the normal routine. Try to plan the necessary changes and ask for God’s help.

Do remember that you are not the only one in this life facing challenges and that very many more would die to have the kind of life you lead. Just as much you seem lost and confused with the busy world, have time to appreciate yourself and the little you were able to achieve.

Have time with your family; let them know how much you love them. Get closer and get to know them better for the memories you make with them are unforgettable.

Make new resolutions for yourself and ensure that you are not going to repeat your mistakes again. Remember, the main aim of the break is for you to make the best use of your time by finding peace; so find it. Go to the beach or calmly sit by the verandah with a novel and a glass of juice beside. Don’t let anyone get to your nerves and avoid meeting pessimists or people who don’t really matter to you. This is your time to be happy and be stress free. It is the time to start falling in love with you. Give charity and smile to everyone you pass by, yes, smile; people would think you are acting like a fool but n the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what anyone thinks.

If you are a student, make new strategies for yourself that will ensure you have a special come back. You don’t have to over work yourself but instead, learn to study smart and still have time to relax.

It is advisable that you take such breaks every once in a while so that your mind can relax a bit and try to be a better and happier person. ‘So laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment, and ignore the pain. Live. Laugh. Love. Forgive and forget. Life is too short to be living with regrets.’


A freelance writer, journalist, poet and blogger venturing mainly in social and community issues, study and analysis of behaviour and life, and the plight of the under-dogs in the society. 'I feed on human stories.'

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