Spring Break is this time of year! Many people take this time to stay at home and rest. Others take advantage of this opportunity and travel. Traveling can be exciting, refreshing, and JUST what you needed. But then, you have to come home. Sometimes coming home is ok: your own bed, your own routine, saving money. But sometimes, coming home can lead to people being disappointed: leaving a scenery they love, leaving family they love, getting “back to reality”.
What Are the Parts About Your Vacation that You Enjoyed?
- Time/Different Schedule
- Sights and Scenes
- Different Restaurants
How Can You Continue to Enjoy that After Your Vacation?
Wake up earlier in the day, and give yourself time to enjoy the things you love. Maybe its working out, walking, reading, bible study, or watching a TV show you love. Sure, an hour earlier may seem out of reach. But think about it, one hour is ONLY 4% of your total day.
It could also be time with your family that you are longing for. Then, after your vacation, make a conscious decision to say NO to events that will take time away from your family. Obviously, some events, projects, etc. are required, but others are not. Remember, you only have one life to live. Work will always find someone else to fill your place, but you only have one family.
Sights and Scenes
Yes, going on vacation also gives you the opportunity to see different scenery. However, there are MANY hidden gems in your own backyard. Maybe take some time on the weekends, and explore different cities around where you live. Sure, you have errands you need to take care of on the weekends, but why not give yourself time to explore!
I am a big “foodie”, so I LOVE trying new restaurants when my husband and I go out to town. Challenge yourself to cook food from a different city. There are tons of recipes on the internet and social media that can help you. Maybe you can try cooking food from a different country. Change it up!
Maybe it is Time for a Change?
Maybe the beach you traveled to felt like home. Maybe the mountains you visited put you at ease. Maybe it is time to discuss moving to a different city. Of course, you have got to talk to decision makers about this change as well. But, life is too short. You are not a tree. You do not have to stay planted where you currently are. You can MOVE!