If you’re a parent or a manager, read on. How often do you feel like you end the day exhausted, yelling at family members or wishing for more patience for those you manage?
Ehether we are supervising kids at home or people at work, according to parenting expert Noël Janis-Norton, while there are many strategies for calmer and easier parenting, the one that is overlooked most often is “take care of you”. According to Janis-Norton, “A lot of stress in modern families comes from rushing and from expecting ourselves to do more, and more quickly, than we realistically can. This often leads to not getting quite enough sleep, to eating on the run, to not getting enough exercise and to even being more susceptible to viruses. When all these stress factors are piling up in our lives, what happens is that as soon as our children start doing something we don’t like, it feels like a much bigger irritant than on the days when we feel calm and rested and sane.” Similarly, anyone in the position of managing people at work know that when the boss ain’t happy, stress looms over the entire office and tension breeds trauma at work.
What’s the best way to take care of you? Get away. Totally away. Give yourself a chance for some R&R. Nothing does the body more good than a romantic getaway to the Coast of Maine. Take your mate and escape for a spontaneous romantic escape and we’re 99 percent sure the feeling of calm will soon return within 24-hours and probably as soon as you walk into the doors of the three Historic Inns of Rockland. Whether it’s the modern, chic stying at the Granite Inn, the wrap around porch and swing at the LimeRock Inn or the return to Victorian elegance at the Berry Manor Inn, any of the Historic Inns of Rockland will make the ideal destination for rest and rejuvenation. You may feel you don’t have time to fit in a getaway, but if your body, mind and soul are stressed after a busy summer, you can’t afford not to do it, for the sake of your kids and those you love or manage. A simple change of scenery, a heavenly night’s sleep and the chance for delicious food prepared without your lifting a finger offers just what you need to take care of you. Add to that a walk along the ocean or a historic lighthouse tour, and you have just what the doctor ordered to calm the nerves, naturally. A total escape from the pressure, plus the pampered hospitality offered at Historic Inns of Rockland is just what you need to be the calmer parent or manager you know you can be.
Chances are if you never fit your summer vacation in, you must feel you really need a break now. Visit www.HistoricInnsofRockland.com for a complete availability calendar and do not pass “GO” as they say in Monopoly until you’ve booked your Historic Inns of Rockland getaway.
You can’t afford NOT to fit in a summer vacation. And if you’ve already taken one, top of the summer with another romantic New England vacation to start the fall and school year refreshed.