Needed Inconvenience over Christmas


What did you do over the Christmas, New Years’ break?
Do you relax and take a break?
If so, was this hard for you to stop and relax?

Over the last ten days, we have spent some family time in Thredbo. It has been a well needed break from our normal schedule of life in Canberra. Not that Canberra is a busy city, however we do live a self-inflicted busy lifestyle. As most of you would have noticed, I also took a break from blogging for a few days. This extended to emails and most forms of communication. It was great to get a have a complete break.

Within days I was refreshed. I think it was a combination of the break from my usual schedule and the combination of activities that we participated in around Thredbo… Backing up a bit, I must explain that I have a tendency towards being a workaholic. I have a habit of pushing myself to achieve many things and hence tend to have too much on my plate. You may relate. For me this time of year provides a perfect opportunity to rest and relax. In is the needed inconvenience for me.

If you are like me and find it hard to relax, ensure that you block out some times in your schedule where you can relax and spend time with those important to you. At the time it may be hard and seem like an inconvenience, however it is an investment into your health and relationships. And wouldn’t you perform better when your health is good and your relationships in order?

So what does Thredbo have to offer to relax and spend time with the family….. lots…… As a snapshot, we did a number of walks, I went on a number of runs, we bobsledded, had cuppas at good cafes (Altitude 1380 and Gourmet 42 in particular), a couple of dinners out at good restaurants, Kim had a massage, we took the Chairlift to the top, had a cuppa at Australia’s highest restaurant Eagle’s Nest, went Horse Riding, Analise had her Face Painted, Kim and I played Squash and then there is the swimming pool including a waterslide.

Of course there is much more to do in Thredbo in the Summer months, however this was a great start….. The three of us had a great time and I look forward to our next trip back to Thredbo. The trip was great to relax, reflect on 2012, plan 2013 and be ready for another awesome year.

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Monday, 31 Dec 2012, in Adventure, Business, Family, Personal, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. We’re going to Thredbo soon. Can’t wait! There’s nowhere quite so relaxing and silent as the high country.

  2. I used to balance my corporate life by playing music and walking in the forest whenever I had time off. Socializing was pretty much work-related and time-off spent creatively and quiet. I had to have that balance or I’d have been frazzled! Happy New Year to You and Yours!!!

  3. what a way to spend a day looking at that wonderful scenery. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. Thank you for following my blog “Happiness is so chic”.
    Happy New Year from Italy!

  5. We lazed about the house. Glad you are refreshed! Amazing how our technology makes us so busy and tired. Talk about self inflicted aye?

    • Sounds like a great way to spend the break, resting at home. I guess that technology has been a mixed blessing. We will need to learn how to control technology before it controls us.

  6. You’re right! We should strive for work-life balance. Many of us realize this, but find it hard to implement. For this reason, many of my fellow citizens from Singapore migrate to Australia to search for a better quality of life here – fresh air, nice scenery,lots of space,lots of time with family and friends, cheap and good dairy products, fine wine.

    • I think you have hit the nail on the head….. Balance… That said Australia is the perfect place for this. That said I do have a challenge in balancing my life at times…. All the best for 2013.

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