How to Create a Life you DON’T Need a Vacation From

Posted in Lifestyle
on October 30, 2017

I’m creating a life I don’t need a vacation from.

Yes, that’s right. You can create a life you don’t need a vacation from even if you’re an avid travel-lover like myself. I love to travel, but I don’t want such a stressful life that I’m always itching for a vacation and for time away from my life.

If something isn’t working for you, change it.

If your job only causes stress and not joy, leave.

If you’re not happy with where you live, move.

If you want to pursue your dream, go for it.

So what can you do about it?

We have the power to change ANYTHING we don’t like in our lives. Remember that next time you’re feeling stuck, confused and lost. You can change your address, your place of work, or anything else you don’t love about your life.

We also feel the itch for vacations because of burn out. Burn out is real in any line of work when we overwork ourselves without enough time to rest. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, taking time away from emails and phone calls when you’re off the clock, and put your health first. If you’re not giving yourself time to unwind every day or week, then you’re going to deteriorate mentally, physically and emotionally. AKA feel stressed all the time and need to “get away from everything.” Instead, do something for yourself every few days like a workout you love, or read a new book, or spend time with friends.

Before I get comments about how everyone decided to change their life, and they STILL aren’t happy—let me remind you of one very important thing. The goal to creating a life you don’t need a vacation from is consistently feeling blissful with the everyday aspects of your life. If you don’t enjoy getting up, going to work, and coming home to your family then you’re probably not going to be happy. If you’re only happy when a big life change happens like starting a new job, moving to a new state, buying a new home, or taking a lavish vacation, you’re probably not going to be happy in general.

You need to be happy with even the most average days of your life in order to create a life you don’t need a vacation from. 

The truth is, you’re not going to have life-changing events happen every day. Instead, find bliss in Sunday breakfast with your spouse, fresh flowers, a good book, or a fun night in with your friends. Those are the moments that you should look forward to. Those are the moments that make life wonderful, and encourage you to not plan a vacation you don’t need. You can also plan mini-staycations at home when you take a Saturday to do absolutely nothing. Say no to plans you may have committed to because at the end of the day, you need to put yourself and your health first.

So, how will you create a life you don’t need a vacation from? What will you change in your life in order to live more blissfully? Make sure to share in the comments below!

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  • “If you’re only happy when a big life change happens like starting a new job, moving to a new state, buying a new home, or taking a lavish vacation, you’re probably not going to be happy in general.”

    I think you’re so right about this. I think it’s about finding happiness in the little things and daily life. I read a great book “Joy on demand” and training the mind to get into habits of celebrating the little joys – from having an ice cold lemonade after walking parched in the hot sun “this feels nice” to urgently needing the loo and finding relief.

  • Yes to all of this Kiara! What a great reminder for us all to find joy in the little things in our lives and to remember we have the power over any situation that is no longer bringing us joy. Great post!

  • Yes, yes, yes! All of this is pure GOLD, Kiara! Once again, you’ve got me cheering over here – and feeling motivated again.

  • I loved this! SO perfect! Everyone should live by this!

  • Absolutely love this post. I wrote a blog post a few years back about why quitting my job was the best thing I ever did because of everything you mentioned above. I was getting burnt out, I was feeling under appreciated. Now I am in a new place and have a new job that I love and that inspires me to grow professionally everyday. While I love to travel and “get away” I also love staying in town and experiencing new things in my own town, or just curling up and reading a good thriller before bed. I’m a firm believer in living your best life everyday and not just on a va-k! Here’s a link to the post I was referring to:

  • I love this. Take nothing for granted and enjoy each moment you have. There is always something to be thankful for.

  • Love this post. I have learned to love the little things.

  • I love this idea. I’ve always been a believer in changing things up if they aren’t working!

  • One of my favourite quotes from Confucius is “Choose a job you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life”. I believe this is very true. If you choose your career based on your passion, everything will be much much easier.

    Cristina | *janded

  • I think that attitude is key. Like you said, we have to learn to be content in the mundane seasons of life, because no matter where we are, we will have them. But if we are truly unhappy, we can often make a change!

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