Did You know there are Secrets to Live Everyday as a Vacation? We share the Top 7 So you to can Live a Fulfilled Life!
TUNE IN ON ANDROID TO LISTEN TO HOW TO LIVE EVERYDAY AS A VACATION AND SHARE WITH OTHERS IF YOU GET VALUE
What is your definition of a vacation? Here @Pkjulesworld we believe you can live everyday as a vacation if you choose to.
The standard definition of a vacation is:
disconnecting from work to have fun and participate in recreational activities.
For most a vacation means traveling away from home for some days maybe 7-14 or even an extended period. According to the common definition; “a vacation is an escape from the routine of life.”
According to Wikipedia:
Most people agree with Wiki. They think that a vacation is when you fly off to an exotic destination, with a large pool, by the beach, eat all you can, enjoy lazy evenings and simply over indulge. We believe a vacation could be that or simply at home doing ell the above things but in the comfort of your home.
The Cambridge Dictionary says a vacation is:
a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax…
We on the other hand take vacations to re-energize.
So do you agree that you can live each day as a vacation because…
A vacation is actually a state of mind.
Aah. I bet you are thinking Julie must be on something…what did she take in London? Truth be told, A vacation generally consists of recharging your mental batteries. Many people are not fulfilled in their work environment for any number of reasons.
Could be because that Jack is stalking your every movement and he got dog breath. Maybe Jane seems to want your job so she snitched on you to the boss. Maybe Davina stalks you to the bathroom to share her pet mouse’ new feat, Or is the manager a Hitler…whatever!
Mostly because of a lack of inspiration and fulfillment — Therefore a vacation becomes an escape from reality. Disconnecting from your everyday reality often, allows you to be in a constant state of euphoria, experiencing amplified feelings of freedom, presence and relaxation. You can surely do this every day! Its called Day Dreaming and Its amazing for one’s state of mind.
Lets Do this right now, lets escape to a vacation:
Find a nice quiet corner. Have you got your mp3 player? Of course, its called a mobile phone, with your fav tunes. Chose a tune that calms you. Sit down close your eyes. take a few deep breaths slowwly, breath in..breath out! Imagine yourself sitting at the edge of the ocean, on a beautiful, sandy beach.
Feel that gentle warm breeze blowing across your body. Hear the sound of the waves gently flowing towards you, the crashing of cool water upon your feet. At this moment, let your worries be washed away with the wave.
There’s no worry or concern — there’s only a state of being. Being in one accord with nature. How do you feel right now? 🙂
This exercise allows you to be fully present in the moment and can take just about 5 mins, during your lunch or coffee break!
The goal is to carry that feeling into your everyday environment. Every time you feel stressed or anger, aggro, do the above exercise. Let it wash over you so you can live a purposeful life. I can see that smile on your face already! So let me ask you a question….
Are you Conscious of Your Life Blessings?
Are you living or merely existing? Most of us live predictable lives where we live for work, to receive a reward! That reward often appears in the form of a paycheck, bonus or an anticipated day off. The thing is…
Anticipating external events keeps you locked in a pattern of seeking extrinsic motivation. Listen my friend, “MOTIVATION IS AN INSIDE JOB.”
Constantly waiting for something external to happen, out of your control can be paralyzing. Because it dis-enfranchises you, leaving you feeling powerless. Today I want you to own your happiness.
Today I want you to count your blessings one by one. Write them down in a book, do this every day. Could be as small as I got to work super fast today, less traffic…or I got that Promotion! Or your neighbour spoke to you today, Someone let you out from that hard junction so you got to work in time.
You made a sale in your business. We miss these simple things focused on huge goals. All the time and miss to smell the roses! See how much life has gifted you, even if its just that you are alive!
From today, live for the reward of living a fulfilled life…Everything else is window dressing! You have the power to Create opportunities that allow you to express your uniqueness, and live your life purpose. Are you open to receive your abundance? You can do this by counting your blessings.
Change your story and you can live everyday as a vacation!
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Being Mindful is Key to Live Life as a Vacation.
Be mindful of your thoughts, words and ACTIONS. What are you focused on that keeps you awake, or you are you excited about? Do you have something you would like to share with others? Recognizing your innermost desires will help you understand what fulfills you. This is something I learnt from a Tony Robbins training!
LETS DO This Exercise NOW, I promise its fun 🙂
Grab a blank sheet of paper and pen. Draw three vertical columns:
- Column #1: Write what excites you (e.g. travel, dancing, writing, watching movies, riding a bike, eating great food, rolling in the grass, heck you know whatever).
- Column#2: What are your strengths (e.g. creative writing, teaching, cooking, speed reading, high jump, eating prawns the fastest you get the picture).
- Column #3: List all the ideal ways you’d like to make money (e.g. a doctor, consultant, coach, speaker, traveller, entrepreneur, self employed, etc).
Look for commonalities between the above 3 columns. Your sweet spot is the intersection between the three columns. So for you to live life as a vacation, you have to purpose to be in that place most of the time!
Perform this exercise like money was no object and you have all you desire! This is about peeling back the layers to your North Star, your personal paradise here on earth.
Its not in the Dominican Republic, nor is it in Los Angeles! What fulfills you is right there within you, stop looking for it on the outside. You have to believe it, and bring it to life and you will live life as a vacation!
Once you understand that you hold the key to your own happiness, you will intentionally TAKE ACTION in accordance with your own rules. In so doing you should feel the same euphoria as you did when you were a child playing make believe. Or in the above beach exercise.
See we are BORN to win, and Conditioned to Lose. We have to Reboot our minds to Win again! #DerronWalker
Zone In to Your Priorities
Most of us let each day drift by. We live beyond our means, we have more month than money every month. We aren’t living our purposeful, intentional lives. And we wonder why we aren’t on vacation more often.
What are those blocks, the barriers keeping you from achieving your personal dreams? What’s important? Examine every aspect of your life; friendships, work, business affiliations, extra-curricular activities, etc.
Well Guess what? You are The BLOCK, the BARRIER. No one, nothing is holding YOU back! You have the key to open that door or smash the barrier! Your current actions and thoughts aren’t aligned with your highest self. Eliminate these, Go take a shower and Mentally or even loudly state that you are Cleansing yourself and releasing anything that is not aligned with your life purpose.
At work – Be productive, not busy. Have a To-Do list and Place it in a place of prominence where you can tick each item off. Be intentional in your actions. Pinpoint your most important tasks, and prioritize your day by completing those items first. Don’t get dragged into doing irrelevant yet “Busy tasks.” Your most important tasks that will propel you to a vacation lifestyle await your FOCUSED ACTION. DON’T Delay your life. Delaying a task only makes us feel crappy, diminishes our self confidence, it also takes longer.
Beat procrastination to pieces. Pour your soul into your every action. And guess what, you will deliver the vacation back to your everyday life.
You Make The Rules
Yes I know, you have to follow the company rules, I get it. But who says you have to continue that way at home? How about you, give yourself permission to be the rule maker. Rewrite any rules that don’t steer your ship towards your desired destination, divine purpose and happiness?
While you are at it, get rid of all the rubbish you were taught about money! Like:
- It doesn’t grow on trees
- We don’t have enough
- I cant afford that
- Life is not all about money
- Mind the pennies and the dollars will come
- And all their cousins…
It’s about time you re-ignite your love affair with money if you are to live life as a vacation each blessed day!
And the worst culprit…I did it guilty as charged…
I hear it daily, people saying “I Have to WORK HARD to make money” NO YOU DON’T…
Sorry mate, that is your confession and it has become the norm in most people’s lives. Including mine for years. Not anymore.
You don’t have to work hard for money. (OMG I’m gonna get the hard-work police on my case) :p
How about you monetize your talents, skills, and hobbies. With INTENTIONAL CONSISTENT ACTION money can and will flow to you freely and easily!
In order to live everyday as a vacation more and longer, you have to push towards eliminating; trading your time for money. because this doing that will keep you in perpetuity of no time and not enough money!
We gotta FREE our time, our most valuable asset. Use it to our advantage. You are its master. Create moments to MIND YOUR BUSINESS, leverage your time properly and you will harvest plenty! And yes that takes time 🙂 lol!
Here is how…
Curve out YOU Time and spend it Doing You. The things that make you go Wow I love my life. They dont have to cost anything either, and if they do…SO WHAT? You work your A**e ff so give you a treat! Anyone ever told you YODO? Spot on! And…
At work: Prioritize and complete important tasks first, soon as your shift starts. Then use the remaining time for creative planning of things that will help you kick that job to the kerb! Develop opportunities where your skills, gifts and talents can be maximized to your advantage. Think outside the box..Heck there is no bloody box.
Your are an invaluable asset, let others know your worth. How you treat yourself is how others will treat you. Remember, you don’t need anyone’s permission, just do it. You man or mouse?
When you shift your mindset from the “Conditioned” allegedly traditional way of thinking, you will start to invest your time in activities that are of greatest value and ROI for you.
As I said in one of the Sunday Musings with Julie Syl; surround yourself with people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Watch one of the 6 Broadcasts I held here!
6. Be Open Minded.
When we visit new destinations, we are that bit more open, we are less judgmental…At least I believe I am lol! 🙂
Do you know why?
Because I am less assuming of what to expect. In this case ignorance is bliss. I don’t even know what’s around the corner or down the street? This attitude brings me wonderful new experiences. This doesn’t mean I become closed to potential security issues or open myself to tourist scams! No.
Simply put, you see your world through child-like eyes and that’s a wonderful thing. You will learn lots from your surroundings, you will be less likely to miss the beauty around you. You are a “Life Student.”
Practice this in your day-to-day life, including work and personal relationships. Take each moment like the surprise its meant to be. A gift and see just how much more fun life will become. Exactly like a vacation!
7. Celebrate You!
Live each day as a celebration, It is a Gift — The Present! Wake up like you won the lottery and its dawned on you that you can do whatever the heck you like. I learnt from Louise Hay that;
“what we focus on expands, good or bad!”
From that day I purposed to Love me some…I believe I am living the charmed life. Who cares what’s in the bank…It’s all coming together beautifully.
I care less about the unwashed dishes in the sink…and more on the time I spend with my children.
Give yourself little treats along the day. Smile at every one. Yes, Do it. You will see just how many people’s faces light up. Don’t mind the grumps. It’s their choice.
I had a Manicure 2 weeks ago and felt good. Yet, my son painted my nails last week…and I felt like I was the queen of England, A million-dollar gift! I loved the attention he gave to each finger, I felt loved and celebrate his life.
Get rid of toxicity from your life, including YOUR THOUGHTS and PEOPLE…hmmm! Celebrate You, when you do this and all the above you will live everyday as a vacation!
Well…We could talk about this all day, because I love the topic, yet…
I guess by now you know that; ” To Live everyday as a vacation, is about seizing the moment and taking back your time.”
Finish those challenging tasks first and release yourself from mediocrity. Take your time back. Create Power Hours in your day, and Your vacation won’t end when you leave the beach.
You will indeed live everyday as a vacation because you will have created a life that you love; one that fulfills you. A life you dont need a vacation from!
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