It’s wicked Wednesday. Hump Day. The week is half over. Time for a wicked indulgence. Comfort for a bad day or celebration for a good day. You earned it.
Today’s wicked indulgence: Plan a vacation. Thinking and dreaming up perfect vacations will make you feel happy. It is a the ultimate escape from reality.
Vacations are a necessity. Taking a vacation gives you time to relax and reflect. A vacation gives you time and freedom. Time to bond with your family, time to explore new places and activities, time to rediscover the most important things in life. A vacation gives you a break from your daily routine. Recharge. Renew. Invigorate. Energize. Reboot!
Vacations feel good! Planning a vacation and anticipating it feels even better!
Vacations are very important for your mental and physical well-being. Slowing down and relaxing decreases stress and worry. Taking a long break from your routine encourages healing and restoration of good health. People who take regular vacations live longer because they will have a decreased risk of heart disease, better reaction times, and a better immune system. Vacationing promotes positive emotions, higher levels of energy, and can also decrease depression.
Time off from work is necessary to prevent burnout. Job productivity and creativity are greatly increased after a break from work.
A change of scenery is good for your heart and your soul. It will let you forget about reality for a while. It will satisfy your need for adventure. It will allow you to try something new and maybe take some risks, make some new memories, have something new and interesting to talk about. See how other people live.
Sometimes the best part of vacationing is planning. The anticipation of going on vacation is emotionally pleasing and pre-living a vacation increases the satisfaction of a it. Fake plan a trip or plan your next vacation. Decide what you would like to do on vacation. Rest, explore, visit the beach, climb a mountain, go camping, read a lot of books – the choices are endless. Start browsing travel sites like Trip Advisor, Expedia, Orbitz, or Apple Vacations. Look at maps. Look at travel magazines and books. Read about places you might want to see. Look at pictures and read reviews. Watch travel shows on television. Immerse yourself in information about your favorite vacation places. Learn everything you can about the places you would like to visit. it. Dream big. Start checking flights and lodging. Choose some dates. Set up a budget. Book it!
You do not actually have to take the vacation. Dreaming about it can be very pleasurable and can make life much more interesting. You can plan a short weekend trip, a week-long adventure, or even an overseas odyssey. Take your planned vacation or dream it and make it happen if you can. It will give you something to anticipate and it will enrich your life.
Relax and enjoy the moment. Seek out the good things in life. Try some new foods. Meet some new people. Have some fun!