Benefits of Taking a Break

Last week I took a break from my daily life and attended a college reunion in Boston, MA. It was my 55th reunion and my class was well represented. Catching up on news was really fun, more fun than I anticipated. Though the weather was uncooperative (it rained for four days straight), my husband and I still had a good time. We visited historic sights, feasted on "chowda" and walked the same streets we walked when we were courting. I came home refreshed and eager to get back to my routine. When I say I took a break, I mean a real break, without my computer or iPad. Yes, I missed emails and article writing, but the missing was good and gave me more thinking time. Have you taken a break recently? What benefits did you reap?