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with Jim Daly Q: It seems like every year we look forward to a summer vacation, but it somehow always falls flat and we come home tired and disappointed. How can we change that this year?

piness occurred before the person even left on vacation. In other words, most of us enjoy looking forward to the trip more than actually taking it. Anticipation is often better than realization.

Jim: Researchers in the Netherlands set out to measure the effect of vacations on someone’s overall happiness. They also wanted to figure out how long the feeling of euphoria lasted. Believe it or not, the largest surge in hap-

Speaking as a dad of two sons, my most stressful moments are at the airport when we’re headed to the vacation. I’m telling the boys to “stay off of that,” “don’t touch that” or “get off the people-mover.” They’re just having

MAKE VACATIONS MEMORABLE BY RELAXING AND NOT OVERSCHEDULING Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two.

fun, while I’m frustrated. But the tables turn when we get to the hotel and they find that the pool’s been drained—and then they’re frustrated too. Interestingly enough, there was one caveat within the study I mentioned. If people really and truly relaxed while on vacation, they were just as happy before, during and after the trip. What’s the lesson? You’ve heard the line in sports: go big or go home. When it comes to taking a vacation, you might try that same logic. Actually “vacate”—don’t try to go on vacation and still work, too. Build plenty of margin into your time away and don’t overschedule. Leave some down time and room for spontaneity, and you’ll probably be more “up” when you get home.

Q: Our two teenagers — brother and sister — both seem to get overwhelmed when they’re assigned tasks at home or school. They start projects, but don’t finish them. Do you have any advice? Jim: There’s a great quote attributed to Mark Twain: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

TO KNOW HIM AND LIVE THAT OTHERS MAY KNOW HIM You will be encouraged, challenged and have opportunity to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

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