Are you toiling merely for the promised reward of retirement?
Remember, we're wired to move, create, serve, right wrongs, alleviate suffering and commit ourselves to the pursuit of something meaningful and bigger than ourselves. Yes, we must rest from time to time to recreate and renew. But the notion that our purpose is to endure a wearisome daily grind so we can finally languish unused, is to trivialize the gift of life.
If you're not experiencing frequent bouts of deep, soul-satisfying fulfillment, an exotic vacation will be a hollow reminder that you're squandering your gift. A month or two of retirement would likely be even more disappointing.
If practice is a struggle, you've either made chiropractic small, reducing it to a spinal therapy, made practice about you or have allowed your practice to become irrelevant or outdated. No wonder it's tempting to look forward to three-day weekends, yearn for do nothing vacations and dream of retirement.