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Take A Sick Day For The Love Of Travel

Think back to those childhood days when faking illness was considered an art form used for one very important purpose: to guarantee a day of relaxation, being pampered, and recharged. Ahh... the luxury of a (not so) sick day.

Way back when my hair was fiery red
Most of my explorations shared on this blog are "gipit sa oras" because of being tied up to my responsibilities at work and so, I booked most of my trips during weekends or on non-working holidays. 

However, there are trips that require more than 2 days of the weekend to truly enjoy the place hence, there are times that I had to lie to my boss about being sick just to travel (hope he doesn't read this and sana walang magsusumbong! lol).I just worked over time thereafter to make it up to him.

Now all it takes is one quick phone call or e-mail and the day is free for your taking. So why not take advantage of this wonderful way to rejuvenate, relax, and take a break from the usual cycle of life? This mini-vacation will no doubt revive you and boost your spirits, brainpower, and energy for the days to come (Okay, I'm being a B.I friend here).

A little “white lie” wouldn't be so wrong if you’re doing this for yourself to recharge and when filing for a vacation leave is unlikely. 

Play Hooky!
Having fun at Malagos Garden Resort's playground
·         Act like a Kindergartener - Regression according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, is a defense mechanism to some unaccepted impulses. This mechanism helps the individual heal and recuperate. So, wake up early to catch the bus or plane; eat cookies for breakfast; run around outside; be silly; enjoy the beach; laugh a lot; make a mess; BE COMPLETELY CAREFREE!

·         Act like a Teenager – Paint your nails bright red (not for boys); phone your “barkada” and pretend you’re escaping school for an unplanned trip - “biglaang lakad na natutuloy”; ride a roller coaster; BREAK ALL THE RULES!

·         Act like a Responsible Adult – Balance your budget; pack the clothes in your bag neatly; lie on a hammock by the beach and catch up on some reading; buy a pasalubong for your loved ones; TREAT YOURSELF!

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. 

We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time lying on the sand, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops... a day away acts as a spring tonic. It can dispel rancor, transform indecision, and renew the spirit.

Thinking of a new Sick Day excuse for my Travel Schedule next week... God bless me :-)


johnjalanie OT said...

agree!! and at the end of the day, we must understand the true essence of true pleasure- disciplined and restrained. But anyway, you stated it well, the points to remember or some guidelines in life.

johnjalanie OT said...

i'll keep an eye for the next escapade of yours!

MJ Crave said...

HAHAHA! nice Gan :) I can soooo relate.

Ganessa Archival said...

@Johnjalanie OT - Thanks for dropping by... have a great day :-)

@MJ Crave - Hahaha basta buhay ONLINE lol

Athan of "ilovetansyong.com" said...

nakaka relate ako dito , WTF

Ganessa said...

hahaha ikr?

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