I don't take time off very often. When I am gone, so often I am at a seminar or something rather than taking time to rejuvenate. For me, this is a gift.
I realize as I type that, that creating peace within ourselves means that we have daily moments of mindfulness, where we are able to go internally and be still. I try and honor that daily or almost daily. We should also have time each week when we are able to get away from our worries and cares and get even more in touch. I do try and do that though not weekly. I think I succeed at least monthly. Now and then I suspect it is important to get even farther away and forget all our responsibilities and work on being kids again, just having fun. I hope to do that for this next week.
The rest of you readers, I hope that you are able to have those moments planned sometime and remember to take care of yourself. I know it's easy to forget that as I have tended always tended to. Still such moments are good for our bodies as well as our spirits.