We all look forward to our next upcoming vacation get-aways, counting down the days until we leave. Furthermore, most of us think we need it as we live busy bland lives; where work is repetitive, kids are challenging, household chores don’t seem to end and arguments with the family/spouse keep escalating. Whatever the case, we are unhappy and need to get away to relax.
However, the vacation is no rest at all as we have brought all our problems along with us in our minds and unless we have a mind altering substance, such as alcohol, they don’t seem to disappear. Alcohol and other substances are not the solution to our problems.
Nevertheless, the vacation seems so short that we are left scratching our heads wondering, how it’s already time to return home and we seem more depressed coming back home than going. Upon our return home, we count down the days to our next planned vacation.
This is no way to live, life is short! Everyday should feel like a vacation, whether you are at work, at home, playing with your kids or simply going for a walk. The vacation resides in the mind, not in your external environment.
Whether you are in the Caribbean or sitting at home, close yours eyes and you will be in the same place. The vacation is within.
A program of action helps to attain this type of mindset, where all who have taken action are now reaping the rewards. They are no longer chasing the fruits of life but instead eating them everyday.
Bobby Bains BHSc