Having a sizable bank account does not exclude one from needing some time off from the world. In fact, more often than not, having a large income comes with larger than life headaches. Monday through Friday often blurs, one day blending into another until Friday night finally comes and hopefully puts a stop to the weekday madness. Not only does a body need to rest from the physical demands, but the mind needs to relax as well. The following is a compilation of the favorite past times enjoyed by those in high power, high paying and highly stressed positions.
Family Fun Time
Running a multimillion-dollar company is not an easy task. You are the boss, the one in charge, the one that everyone looks towards for answers to difficult questions. You must hold yourself as a different kind of person, a leader in the truest sense. This role often leaves you alone, standing out from the rest of the crowd. When the weekend comes and the suit comes off, you want to be yourself in every sense of the word. You want to laugh at silly things; you want to cry at sappy movies, you want to breathe without the paparazzi making it front page news. There is no better way to relax than to spend time with close friends and family members that insist on calling you by your childhood nickname. They know who you are, remember who you were, and they love you just the same.
Pack It Up and Go Away
After a busy week of meeting deadlines and solving problems, what you most need is some time off, away from the complex world that dominates your workweek. Taking the time for a weekend getaway is a great way to relieve stress on all levels. Pack a light bag and book the next flight out of town. Disembarking in a new destination or favorite place will do wonders for your body and mind. A difference in scenery is all one needs to allow the mind to relax and rejuvenate for the upcoming work week. Often, these fortuitous trips are also a great way to see different angles of a nagging problem. So pack it up and head out for a much needed weekend of rest and relaxation.
Unplug the Phone
Our fast paced, forever changing world revolves around technology. We are plugged in at all times to some kind of electronic device, be it tablets, PCs, MP3s and even Smart phones. Our smart phones have become an extension of our bodies. We don’t dare miss a call at anytime. We must read every email as soon as it comes in and discard or reply as we see fit. We are connected in ways that was only deemed science fiction a generation ago. Sometimes, you really must get away from the world. Turn it off and tuck it away for the weekend. Enjoying rest is essential and it should be peaceful. You don’t want to be called and bothered every minute of your precious weekend. We all understand that sometime, working weekends are necessary, but taking a weekend off is just as important. The emails can wait. The people can hold on tight for 48 hours. You need to breathe and listen to your own mind every once in a while.
Mingling for Enjoyment
Of course, being the center of attention is not a new thing to those in power and mingling is a key component of being a successful person. Mingling, though, does not always have to be about networking. Enjoying your free time at an art exhibit or social function can be relaxing in unexpected ways. Reconnecting with friends and meeting new people to discuss shared interests is vital for a healthy social life. Sip some champagne and chitchat about inconsequential things. Before long, your mind and body will become relaxed, allowing you to enjoy a few hours of simply having fun with a group of people.
Feeding Hobbies and Interests
Hobbies are something that everyone should have. Having an interest in art, books, paintings, music, rollerblading, aviation, etc. is a good way to allow your mind to heal from the stresses of a hectic work week. It doesn’t matter what you are interested in as long as you pursue your hobby in your off hours with all the zeal you have. Hobbies allow you to relax by focusing your attention on something you want to do as opposed to something you must do. Losing yourself in your favorite pastime allows your mind, and your body, to relax.
Taking a New Class
Taking a class might not sound like fun, but learning something new is often the best way to let your mind take a break from persistent problems. f=Follow your heart, and interests; take up karate, watercolors, astronomy, or sewing. It matters not what you decide to do with your free time if you have a keen interest in learning something new for the sake of learning. Your mind will gleefully soak up the new knowledge and allow yourself to relax. Often, with these kinds of weekends, you come into the office on Monday morning with a new perception of life and different avenues to explore.
Mediation is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy pondering the difficulties of life, it is a great way to relax. Break out the candles, turn the phone off, and allow yourself to feel the world. Listen to your mind and then empty it of all those nagging problems and difficult questions. Meditation is an ancient technique used throughout history as a way to release stress and see new approaches to difficult questions. It relaxes not only the mind, but the entire body in the process. A good weekend of meditation will allow you to wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and with a new idea of how to tackle those problems that have been nagging you.
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