11 Nov How to live like you’re always on holidays!
via Coach.Nine.com.au by Kimberley Gillan (and with quotes from me!)
Why wait until a holiday to slow down and switch off? Experts say that if we can bring some of those vacation vibes into our every day life, we’d all be much better off.
Holidays are fantastic – nobody is arguing with that – but unfortunately they’re not always possible when you want or really need them.
Whether your budget can’t cover it, you’ve got no annual leave, or you’re caring for people or animals that can’t tag along, sometimes you just can’t get away – and that shouldn’t mean that you’re stuck in the daily grind.
“A lot of people slog away for 48 weeks of the year, sometimes miserable, with a glimmer of hope that for that two weeks over summer, they’ll be magically happy,” Dr Tim Sharp, chief happiness officer at The Happiness Institute, tells Coach.
“But why waste those 48 weeks of the year?”
Tap into those holiday feels
If you want to recreate that holiday ease, then consider how you feel when you’re away.
“It’s often that sense of autonomy: ‘I have freedom around my time and I don’t have the same demands on me as when I have to work or look after the family’,” Dr Jo Mitchell, clinical psychologist and director of The Mind Room, tells Coach.
“We also tend to be more mindful, living in this moment rather than the next moment.”
Dr Mitchell suggests trying to slow down in your day-to-day life.
“I might be noticing the sunlight coming in, really listening to the music, making beautiful food or having a moment with my child,” she says.
“If you can be more mindful and more grateful [for] what you have, then you’re going to absolutely reap the rewards.”
…keep reading the full & original article HERE