If you’re like most busy professionals, you know what you need to do to take better care of yourself. But you just somehow keep putting it aside. Whether it be lack of time, energy or some other reason, making it to the gym or daily meditation just doesn’t seem to happen. Fortunately, your vacation is the perfect time to get on top of these activities again.
Vacation time provides a great opportunity to road test new activities or get back into long neglected ones that you know help you feel great. By carving out regular time to go for that run or yoga class on holidays, you’ll help yourself get back into the swing of taking care of yourself. You’ll also increase your chances of continuing on with the activity upon return home by having some momentum behind you.
Where I see some people fail in this effort is by picking too many things. While you may have a number of things that you want to do, narrow it down to just one thing that you will commit to doing after your vacation has ended. This way, you’ll improve your chances of following through. Once you get this new activity securely rooted in your post vacation schedule then add another if you like. Remember, you’ll likely have more success by taking small steps rather than trying to make wholesale changes.
What are some of the things that you’d like to try during your break from the office? What is that one thing that you’ll do that’ll make the biggest difference for you over the next 3 months?