What does R&R mean to you?
Do it regularly, don’t wait until it’s urgent
R&R is originally a military term referring to soldiers taking time for Rest & Recovery. You may have your own version to describe taking time to get away from it all; my preference is taking time off to Reflect & Renew.
There are lots of other choices to consider for using your time-out:
- Relax & Recharge
- Rewind & Restart
- Review & Re-think
- Repair & Rebuild
- Regret & Reconcile
- Remember & Recover
- R________ & R________ ?
It may take a while to get used to ignoring the constant buzz of devices demanding your attention, or measuring your progress and performance every day, but it’s healthy to learn how to turn off all those habits for a short period of R&R.
I recently tried it myself during a long-overdue winter break with an intended two-week period of R&R on the beaches of Los Cabos, Mexico. Unfortunately it was suddenly shortened due to a medical emergency at home, but I still learned that in spite of all the new stresses of air travel, and the annoyances of Covid testing, extended documentation requirements and smart phone apps that don’t work on short notice, it is still worthwhile to take a few days away from the daily routine to Reflect and Renew, or whatever you intend for your own R&R.
It’s necessary and important. Don’t wait until it’s also urgent.
Be better. Do better.
Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph
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