My October vacation was nearly perfect but not for the reasons most people love their vacations. I liked it for the way it was structured.
Hear me out.
A few days were spent away from home, in places I did not know and could explore for the first time.
A couple days were spent exploring in my own region.
There was a day spent with my folks and an evening around a camp fire with extended family.
And there was time spent at home cooking, doing projects and relaxing with Scout.
Nothing cost a lot of money. I had time with others and plenty of solo time as well.
The last day was spent at home doing small chores, reading, watching a movie and reflecting on a nice, long break from work.
Going back to work the next day was ok.
It was important to allow that down time and to prioritize reflection. Too often we we don’t stop and think about what we have just experienced. We simply enjoy the moment and then push forward to the next. Happiness is connected to gratitude and it’s important to be grateful for the good and even the mundane that we have experienced.
Whether it’s a vacation, dinner with your family or an afternoon at the museum, you will be well served to revisit those memories as much as possible.
You will be happier for it.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about a fun discovery I made while exploring my own area. Hope to see you back here soon!