News headlines are constantly reminding us of high fuel prices, poor economic conditions and my least favorite, increased stress due to exhibits A and B. My colleagues at Select Comfort and I can’t help but wonder, what is going on? It’s summer, a time in my most recent memory as the season to vacate stress and have some fun. Last week I took the time to do just that. Instead of traveling to a different city or driving up to the cabin, I took a Staycation.
For folks that are budget conscious, strapped for vacation time or want to avoid the stress of traveling (last week’s delayed flights on the East coast ring a bell for anyone?), staying right where you are can be a quick and great remedy to lifting your spirits.
During my time off I spent most of it sleeping. Apparently I was running so fast both my mind and body were begging me to just give it a rest, literally. It’s difficult for me to admit because I try to stick to a sleep regime (courtesy of our in-house sleep guru, Pete Bils). Sleep was the best thing for me. During the five-day Staycation, I was a coach potato, beach bum, reading addict and my most favorite, Sleep Number bed Queen! My decision to take a break and stay home resulted in feeling well-rested, happier and more productive.
So, when you think you’ve hit a wall or need to vacate for a short time, do it! Take a Staycation, in-home holiday, personal retreat or house arrest, whatever you want to call it. Just remember to do what’s within your control to make things better and may be even a little easier for you.
While you are at it, why not enter to win a NEW Sleep Number bed? As you know, we kicked-off the Sleep Number Sleep-In Challenge back in June and it’s not too late to get started! (If I wasn’t an employee of the company, I’d win, hands down.) I dare you to take the challenge and experience the personal benefit of fabulous sleep. But hurry, the contest ends August 1!