“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
Busy is the new normal. At least for people who live every day in a constant rush to get what seems like a long list of things done. For many, vacation is one of the luxuries that only those who have the time to spare can afford. Others choose to put traveling last on their list of priorities.
Everyone has a different take on what makes a good life. But not taking a break from the daily grind can be a stressful way to live. You gotta live like you’re on vacation to avoid burning out. It may seem like a frivolous way to live. But nothing could be far from the truth. Whether literally or figuratively, there are many ways to spend every day like you are on a relaxing getaway.
Today is all that matters. Think of all the past vacations you’ve had. You’ll notice that it is all about living day by day. You don’t dwell about yesterday or tomorrow when you’re traveling. You simply live in the now and take things as they come. And if you take this mindset and apply it to everyday life, you will find that things can be a lot less stressful than they used to.
Appreciate the small things. Not everything that pleases you when you travel is really new to you. Sometimes being in a new or unfamiliar place lends a fresh perspective on things. If you take the time to pay attention to the familiar things you may be taking for granted, you might be surprised how much there is something to appreciate and enjoy in your daily life.