Holiday Breaks – A Different Approach

Holiday is something that is important. It gives me the time to stop thinking about work and clear my mind. After switching industry to banking, one thing for sure is that I am able to take more holiday as I do have more time for myself. I have 7 days extra annual leave. This is equivalent to 1.5 weeks which can be translated to 1 more holiday!

This year – I am changing the way I am going on holiday where I plan to take a break at least once a month. So far I’ve gone to Chiang Mai in January and Yangon in February.

For the coming months, I am planning to go to the following countries:

  • March – Tokyo
  • April – Bangkok (or surrounding area)
  • May – Manado
  • June to July – Hokkaido (or surrounding cities)
  • The rest – I’ve booked my leave but not planned on where to go! I do want to go somewhere I have never been to before. Perhaps Laos?

I think this is a great strategy as I do have very long and tough days and having regular breaks allow me to reset and rethink of my strategy. Usually, at the end of the holiday, I always think about how am I going to do better on the first day of work! Yes yes – it may not be the best thing to do but I guess this is great given that I am planning for regular breaks. The only downside of taking regular breaks is that my diet goes bonkers as usually, I let my “guard” down during breaks. Not that I am that much discipline during normal days. I do need to change this though!

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Yangon – Burmese Condominium

 

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Chiang Mai – Temple

One of the reasons I am going for holiday is to continue to push for my photography hobby. In the past 8 years, I have been neglecting my hobby and now its a good time to go back to it. Past couple of months has been great. I have probably taken more photos than the last 8 years! I think I need to continue to push this but of course it is easier said than done.

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Kuala Lumpur – Street Shoot
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My camera gear in Yangon

Ok – till next time…

 

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