Are you dreaming of getting away from it all? Does a quiet beach or a secluded mountain cabin sound like the perfect answer to right now? We all have times in our life when the draw to get away on holiday is pulling hard, but it’s not always possible to actually go.
Whatever your reasons – work deadlines, budget concerns, family commitments – they don’t have to mean that you should just put your head down and keep working. Quite the opposite is true, actually. This is just the time when you should make some changes in your life to help you cope better with everyday life until you can get away on holiday.
Allow Yourself To Take Some “Me Time”
Too often we get wrapped up in this idea that we have to be on the go all the time. If we’re not hustling, we’re not working hard enough. This is not sustainable, but it’s also quite addictive. You may need to actually force yourself to do something – even if it’s just once a week – to do something that isn’t for work or for your family or to “better” yourself.
The key is to find something you love to do, like political betting in Australia, and then do it just for pure enjoyment. If you love to draw, carve out a time every week that is just for you to sit with your art supplies and enjoy the moment. Don’t think about how you should be turning this into a side business or you should be making drawings for presents for people. It’s your thing to unwind and destress.
Change Up Your Surroundings
They say that change is as good as a holiday, so why not move around some furniture or do some spring cleaning (even if it isn’t spring). Transitioning Your Life recommends that even small changes like moving around family photos or swapping them out for new ones will just make your everyday surroundings feel fresh and new.
If you’re stuck at work and feel the need for a getaway, put up a picture of a place or places you want to go. Every day (or whenever you get too stressed) take a moment to enjoy those vistas. The more colourful and vibrant the image, the better because it will take you away from the workplace quickly and provide a fun backdrop for your normal life.
We are constantly connected to the world these days. Messages, news, funny memes and videos, reminders to do things, phone calls – they all keep coming and coming. If you need a break from it all, simply unplug. Stephanie Limiti of Class Pass recommends that you turn off the television, put your phone on silent and simply enjoy a few minutes totally and completely electronic-free.
Pick one afternoon or evening a week to disconnect for even just an hour, and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. For a bigger impact, unplug for an entire weekend. You may be at home and not on a fancy holiday, but you’ll likely feel great afterwards.