When you have a chance to relax, be careful how you spend your leisure time. Don’t fall away from the things you believe in during your downtime. It only takes a second to make a really bad decision that can change the course of your life, so avoid being a fool, thinking that life is not connected. A good measuring stick to use is “would Jesus approve of what I am about to do”. If the answer is NO, then reevaluate the situation and your decision to make sure it is the right one. Gavin – this point is especially true now that you are in college, and have more free time than you will ever have in your life.
Having said all that, it is important to “get away from the daily grind”, so make the most of it. Life can be intense and exhausting which means you should take breaks now and then. It took me a long time to learn this. Nowadays I am much better at taking time off, and a full summer vacation. The past two summers we have visited Europe. I plan to keep up this family tradition in the coming years.
16 A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil,
But a fool is arrogant and careless. Proverbs 14:16