As I am gearing up to go on vacation, I have been pondering what makes vacation so great anyway? What would I be doing (other than not working) on vacation that I don’t do now? What is it about vacation that makes it…vacation?
I thought about it and I realized that on vacation I do a few things differently?
1. I walk more
2. I bike more
3. I check out local independent eateries
4. I window shop, especial at locally owned (non-chain) businesses
5. I enjoy the weather (even if it’s rain)
6. I read more
7. I take my time
8. I sing
9. I am curious about my surroundings
So…what can I do about this when i’m STUCK in my own town?? Well…ALL OF IT!! I have been testing out my theory these last few days and have had great results. I went for a bike ride around my neighborhood, walked down to a local river, walked the dog more and further than usual, really took time to observe the sky and it’s wonders, got to work earlier to that I don’t feel rushed, and have been reading more. The results have been improved mood, more optimism, and more productivity at work and in my personal life.
Give it a try…live like you are on vacation!