You may have heard a reference to a ‘Vacation Mindset.’ And yet there lies the problem for me. It feels temporary. It also feels that in order to feel better that I need to get away. I’m by no means slamming vacations. I LOVE planning and going on vacation. It’s when I feel the need to vacate my life is when I need to regroup and figure out why I’m feeling this way. When, however, I do feel that I need to get out of dodge, what I do is
Shift my mindset.
This involves first reflecting on where I am in my life right now. Do I feel that I need a vacation? Am I anticipating when it’s over that I’ll dread the feeling of going back to my ‘life?’
Let’s bring this closer to home for you. Do you live for your weekends? If so, why? What is it that’s not working in your day-to-day life? What I find, is for a lot of busy people they don’t take the time to stop and look at the life they’re in.
Life is complicated. And it can toss you on your head. Maybe you’re not that great at anticipating pitfalls and bumps in the road. Who is? And yet if you like the direction in which you’re going, you can handle the bumps. If not, then you may tend to feel every single one of them as if they were mountains.
Here’s what you can do.
Take yourself off auto-pilot and consciously start to construct a plan (maybe it’s a plan B) where you are actively doing things; taking action; small steps to putting yourself in a more positive mindset. You need to stop looking outside of yourself. You can actually give your brain a vacation while going for a walk or taking yourself out of your routine. These are all choices that you can make to positively rethink and reposition your mindset.
If you find yourself routinely doing things because you’ve always done them that way, and yet it’s not working for you anymore? thenit’s time to make a change. Try replacing or shifting your attention to something else that will energize you.
I’m not suggesting that you don’t take vacations. Vacations are a healthy way to shake up your environment, get creative, experience more and seek out adventure. It’s when you feel the need to run away is when you need to face yourself head on and find out why you want to flee.
This is one way you can tap into what’s going on in your head and your heart. Then ask yourself; “are they aligned?” If not, why not?
Go deep diving and find the sun that shines in YOU. Now that’s where your mindset vacation truly lives.