When you get this, I’ll be on an airplane home from Hawaii, Kauai to be exact!
Recently, I had a girlfriend planning to go to Kauai for a month and she invited me to come visit for a week. I had nothing stopping me from saying, “Yes!”, and I did.
After all, why not, nothing holding me back, I had the time and the freedom to go.
While this trip wasn’t on my calendar for very long before I went, it was still something to look forward to during a difficult period in my life.
Something to Look Forward To
In my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation, I talk about the role having something on our calendar can do for us.
How it is something to look forward to especially during periods of high stress.
While I can’t say my life is currently one of high stress, it is certainly a period of deep emotions and activities I’d rather avoid.
Having a week in Hawaii is just the thing I needed to look forward to.
Packing was easy, I didn’t need a great deal: shorts, T-shirts and a couple of bathing suits.
It worked out as an easy packing plan!
What About You?
What about you?
What have you got on your calendar?
Those fun things to help you navigate bumpy times. Those periods where life is stressful or filled with the “don’t wanna’s?”
If nothing at the moment, take a few minutes and daydream about what the perfect vacation would be.
What destination is on your bucket list?
Which one’s time has come?
Maybe it is a summer camping trip, or a week at a destination resort, or a European vacation.
Add Structure to Your Daydream
Take the daydream and put a little structure to it.
How can you fit the time in, who do you want to go with, how much is your budget, and voile, it’s planned!
That’s all it takes are these big details to start. The small ones about where you stay, what hotel, which restaurant, what excursion, etc., will follow as well as what to pack.
It’s easy to plan to go and now you are set up with a foil for the doldrums when life is too much in season.
When that happens, take a moment or two and think of the time you’ve set aside to put that stuff on the backburner and live out your dreams.
That brief minute of daydreaming will change your attitude for certain and make it easier to resume the today stuff.
If you’re having a challenge getting to the daydreaming, schedule a call here! Let’s talk about it.
Until the next time.
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