Mini-Vacations for Poor Authors
Written by
G.G. Vandagriff
October 2011
Written by
G.G. Vandagriff
October 2011

I ran across a blog recently at that got me thinking.  I’m a compulsive worker.  So rarely do I get up from my desk, that I have back and hip problems because of it.  I am now in the process of compiling a list of things to do during the day—mini-vacations—that will refresh my mind and body, and bring fresh vigor to my work.  I will share this with you as far as it goes. A great part of embracing abundance is enjoying everyday life.


  • Take a bubble bath (collect scents—lavender and chamomile are great for reducing stress.
  • Dress up even if you’re staying home—makeup,hair, dress up clothes, jewelry, perfume, the whole bit.
  • Go to Michael’s craft store and buy craft supplies for grandchildren and jewelry-making supplies for me.
  • Make jewelry
  • Do a page in a scrapbook
  • Walk up the canyon to  Bridal Veil Falls
  • Have a picnic, even if it’s in your own yard
  • Experiment with a new recipe
  • Shop on-line.
  • Read a humorous Georgette Heyer
  • Watch a movie (I recommend the BBC version of North & South)
  • Have a glitter toes pedicure
  • Give yourself a facial
  • Deep condition your hair
  • Have a manicure
  • Have a massage or sit in your massage chair
  • Call a friend
  • Send one thank you card every week.  You’ll think of a reason.  Thank you cards are a lost art and courtesy


I’d love to see your list in the comments!


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