Vacation Unplugged


Summer is among us now and we can be guaranteed a solid few months of sun-kissed weather. With the vacation time given to us, many of us can’t seem to leave our work behind! According to an article in Resorts 360 Closers, “A Westins Hotels survey found that 64% of Americans have canceled a vacation due to work worries…” (Mills, 2011).

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How many times have we felt obligated to work out of the house or on our own vacation with the anxiety that we’ll never catch up? The ease of checking your email, sending texts, and making phone calls can all be viewed as crucial, but think about it. What’s the worst that would happen if all of these devices were turned off for a week or two? Sure, things get pushed back for a little bit. But let’s face it, you’re only human, and you’re burnt out! Here’s only a handful of what waits for you once you leave your iPhone, i Pad, laptop, etc. behind. Are you ready? It’s all pretty beneficial!

1. Your brain is tired and worn. Taking time off will rejuvenate your mind’s wear-and-tear and ease your hard-driven attitude and expectations. You’re burnt out. It’s time to heal!
2. Getting away from work will allow your mind to refocus and allow you to gain a new perspective on your work. When we are too emerged in our work, we tend to become immune to the every-day routine, glazing over any new ideas that normally come our way.
3. Getting away from your work family gives you a chance to take a breather and appreciate them more when you come back. Taking time with your real family allows you to spend some much-needed quality time that isn’t always given.
4. It’s so important to exercise the healthy balance between work and family. While some might look at quality time as slacking instead of working, realize that family and friends are a significant aspect for a healthy life balance, and is even more crucial in life than work.
5. When you’re on your phone during vacation (or anywhere), you’re not really in the moment. Sure, you’re physically there, but mentally you’re there and wherever else the person on the other end of the phone is. Put the device down and enjoy the simple pleasure of a moment. It’s a beautiful thing!

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So, what do you say? Whether it’s a couple of days or weeks, stepping out of the cubicle for some much needed R&R is vital for you in so many ways! And once you do get away, cut the cord from technology and keep away from the blackberry!

Sharn Enterprises, Inc .

“A proud American Manufacturer”

http://www.sharndisplays.com

815 464 9715

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Too busy? “Read me” for help!


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We’re all busy, but are you too busy? Are the daily life pressures of balancing a work schedule and personal time getting to you? Does it feel like every task accomplished is only replaced with another task, like a broken record!

We have all the technological advances we could ever imagine to keep our lives organized and on task; whenever and wherever, until we forget to say enough is enough!

How about the one weekend where you tell yourself you’re just going to lay low? Whether it’s a nice peaceful few days alone and nose deep in that book you’ve been waiting to finish (or, let’s be real, just crack open), watching the football game, or having a low-key weekend with the family. It all sounds well and good until that guilt trip comes calling and reminds you about all of the things you should be doing, and that you are just “wasting away life.” Because we are so connected, often times the worry over our business interferes with what is supposed to be our time off…

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Like us here at Sharn Enterprises, many of you are involved with retail sales. The demands of design, price, and delivery can often times seem overwhelming. Because we’ve been in business since 1974, our professional team here at Sharn Enterprises is here to ease your heavy-lifting. This isn’t our first rodeo, so working with us will give you confidence in knowing your product is in experienced hands. We listen and work with you to insure your product will turn out exactly as planned; from quote, to designing, to creating, to delivery.

There’s nothing more common in society today than the concept of being somewhere physically, but mentally checked out. Today, business is attached to us 24/7 like a tin can and a magnet. But, that’s not the case when you work with us. Let Sharn take care of all of those details, that’s what we have been doing for our many customers for over 39 years now.

Sharn Enterprises

A proud American Manufacturer

Speaking of a Proud American Manufacturer…


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It’s that long-awaited time of year, again…  The good ole’ 4th of July!  What does your family like to do during this holiday?  Is this merely an excuse to get loved ones together and celebrate life with red/white/blue and barbeques?  Or, does your family like to enjoy a comfortable and quiet off-day at home?  Are any fireworks or sparklers involved?

I fondly remember this holiday spent as a kid when the family would cook out and at the end of the night my parents would take us to watch the fireworks at Centennial Park.  The closer we would get to the action, the happier I was, and if my parents bought me a glow-in-the-dark necklace, I was over the top.  We’d play Frisbee while waiting for the show to start, and once “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong came on, that was our cue to sit and enjoy the show.

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Though I didn’t really understand the significance of this holiday until later, the memories I hold with it are ultimately a reflection of the fight for freedom our country’s forefathers endured.  Whatever your way of celebration may be, let us remember that we are able to partake in this holiday because of this day 247 years ago.  Because of our forefathers’ courageous stance to fight for the Declaration of Independence, it has influenced numerous other movements in U.S. history.

So, whether you’re celebrating with the attendance of parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, barbequing, fireworks, or even remembering our forefathers, enjoy yourselves.  The Sharn Enterprises, Inc. family wants to wish each of you a very happy and safe 4th of July!

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!

By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”

-John Dickinson

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