Since I wasn’t able to travel outside of the country for the last 15 months, I just felt the need to hear a different language, to see something else beside my flat and its surroundings growing and growing.
This is why I finally decided to go, even if that meant to get a Corona Test and being in quarantine for 10 days. I checked where I can go for a few days without having to stay put where I am going. And the good thing was, that Switzerland already had opened up a little, so that I was able to go there.
I was so looking forward to 5 days seeing something else, that my resting pulse rate went down 5 digits just after booking the vacation. This shows me that yes, I did the right thing for myself.
I didn’t plan to mingle with a lot of people, just go hiking and walk by the lake by myself. I didn’t want to take a huge risk with going somewhere with a lot of people, but I needed to get out.
Even driving south in the sun was a happy experience. Once I arrived at the lake, I enjoyed the view and a nice stroll by the lake in Brissago.
I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. Ready to tackle the day and go for a hike.
I choose a small hike in the Maggia Valley. I started in Giumaglio and hiked up the river on one side to Someo. From there I had beautiful views up and down the valley.
Along the was there where a lot of small waterfalls.
Once in Someo I crossed the river Maggia using a suspension bridge.
I returned to Giumaglio walking on the other side of the river.
My next stop was Verzasca Valley. This is mostly known for the barrage out of one of the James Bond movies. Since there were a lot of people there, I drove further into the valley to a roman bridge in Lavertezzo.
Here I again hiked a little up the valley and enjoyed the beautiful river.
Today the sun left me to a cloudy and rainy day. Still, I went to the city Locarno, right by the lake. A took a trip with the blue train, went to the old city and visited Piazza Grande.
Everywhere in Locarno you can find small alleys
and colorful buildings.
Once it got too rainy and cold, I went back to my room and enjoyed the lake view from there.
I was greeted by the same weather as yesterday but decided to still see Ascona. Ascona is again a very colorful city. Here you see the harbor and lake side walk area.
And like in Locarno here are also a lot of different colored houses.
After another stroll by the lake and a Corona quick test it was time to drive home and start my 10 days of quarantine.
What I take home from my Short trip to Lago Maggiore:
It is important to stay healthy, both physical and mental
Even if you are not at home, you can stay pretty isolated
It is amazing what a few days away can do
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In 1973, Freudenberger created the term burn-out in the United States. At that time, he described the burn-out of people in caring or social professions. Today, burn-out is no longer seen only in social professions. According to a study by Statista from 2017 with 649 respondents, it emerges that in the service sector most respondents (14%) estimate the risk of burn-out to be the highest. With 11%, health, care and social services are still the second most affected group. In the area of administration, management and office work, 9% of the respondents still estimate their risk as high.
Here, one can particularly highlight 3 groups of people. What all three groups have in common is that they are people who are highly self-motivated and want to achieve a lot on their own initiative. Only the motives are different.
Group 1: Perfectionists
In this group we find people who are very ambitious and committed to the tasks assigned to them and who want to get it right down to the last dot.
Group 2: Performance-oriented people
This group consists of very determined, dynamic people. They like to exert themselves and often enjoy doing so. However, if there is a lack of recognition from outside or if there are failures, this situation can become very stressful. This group also needs a certain amount of freedom to pursue their goals and needs a high degree of self-responsibility.
Group 3: Selfless people
This group approaches things with a lot of idealism. They are often selfless and responsible. They care about the welfare of others above all else. We usually find them in social professions.
These groups certainly do not describe all unambiguously and there are certainly also affected and endangered who have a mixture of the described characteristics, but should also only give an impression.
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