In the search of relaxationIt was kids vacation time and both husband and wife were excited about the 3-4 days outing they had planned to a hill station. This time the couple had decided that they would not waste their vacation sitting at home like before and hence planned an outing to relax as they were tired of their routine life.
Preparations started 2 days before their outing and it was quite hectic as they needed to make sure that they had packed everything they would need. They continuously kept thinking what all things they need to put. Soon they reached their outing destination after 6-7 hours of bus travel. They were exhausted and felt like resting for at least one day at the hotel. But they wondered, "We cannot afford to rest here as we have so much sightseeing to do and the schedule is tight. We have not spent so much money to come here to rest in the hotel room." Thinking this they spent time in listing down the sightseeing spots and completed all the sightseeing in 3 days. Soon it was time to return home. They reached their home back again after the long tiring journey and then did all the unpacking. House had to be cleaned as it had gathered dust. A complete day went in settling the things back.
Finally, the couple sat facing each other with a relaxed mind as everything was over. Wife said,"For last 6 days we were continuously on the move without any time to rest." The husband replied, "Yes, our aim was to relax with this outing but do you call this relaxation? Don't you feel we were better off when we stayed at home?" Both nodded their head in realization.
Above story is imaginary but its message is worth understanding. We search for relaxation out of the home in outings but does it truly gives us mental relaxation always? Sometimes staying at home and enjoying a good time with your family can be better than outings. Relaxation is more from within than outside.