The other night I ended up staying out past midnight hanging out with friends. It was the first time I'd taken some time off for me. Time when I didn't have to feel stressed by the demands of work and family.
For a few blissful hours it was as if none of it existed.
After that it was as if I'd gone through a transformation. I couldn't stop smiling. Everything was so much better. Even the things that I struggled with the day before came easily.
Sometimes you need these breaks. Stress can destroy everything you are working for, so if you feel stressed take a few hours and laugh. Not a light laugh, but the full blown laugh that lifts you into the sky and makes you soar.