Summer vacations are for relaxing!

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Over the next two weeks, the Pontiac Journal team will take their annual summer vacation before returning to our regular
bi-weekly publication schedule on August 12. Many people choose to take a break now; what a beautiful time for some much needed rest and relaxation, right in the heart of summer.
Unfortunately, many of us have a

Over the next two weeks, the Pontiac Journal team will take their annual summer vacation before returning to our regular
bi-weekly publication schedule on August 12. Many people choose to take a break now; what a beautiful time for some much needed rest and relaxation, right in the heart of summer.
Unfortunately, many of us have a
tendency to do one of two things while on holidays: we either use the time to lighten our to-do lists, or we attempt to make the most of our holiday by filling it with so many activities and events that we’re left feeling exhausted and as though we need a vacation from our vacation!
These tendencies are understandable, though; we may be taking a break from our duties as wage earners and distancing
ourselves from our day jobs, but our other responsibilities continue. Many of us are parents, spouses, homeowners, etc. – roles that come with responsibilities and duties that don’t have set hours, or provide time off – so it’s easy to view our vacations as opportunities to work on tasks we don’t otherwise have time for. 
The key to an enjoyable vacation is not a question of quantity, but quality in the sense that an abundance of accomplishments and activities are not needed to make it feel as though the time was well spent.
For those who have a lot of items to strike off their to-do lists, this can be done, but it is important to take a little time, even if it’s just an afternoon, to do something enjoyable, something to leave you with
positive memories of summer 2015!
For those who are taking a trip, a great vacation includes freedom to do what you please, without too much structure, an unbreakable itinerary, and too many
activities packed into each day. Plan to go somewhere that offers flexibility depending on the weather, and your energy level.     
So until the Journal team returns in the middle of August, enjoy the beautiful
summer’s weather as much as possible dear readers; it never seems to last long enough!
Allyson Beauregard, Editor