The Truth About Vacations
Here is comes. Mostly, you don't need to go to exotic, far away locations. You can get most of the same "juice" by heading to a neighboring town. I've been to 25 countries and counting and what do I do in all of them? Find a place to eat that looks interesting, find a local grocery store to see the differences from home, walk around looking at things that
aren't where I live and take pictures.
You can do those things anywhere. I recommend developing the ability to go a small distance away and dive into the appreciation of what's new. In most places, 90 mins to 2 hours away will get you something pretty neat.
Do Not Restrict Your "Go Somewhere Else" Thinking Only to Trips!
I cut veggies in the living room sometimes so I can be near the fireplace. I often go sit inside my car in a parking lot to work undisturbed. Back when I still practiced law, I'd drive to a favorite shop. Do the work I was procrastinating and then earn my shopping trip inside. And, I'd give myself a very tiny impulse buying budget
$7-20. Why? To engage the part of me that can attract amazing deals out of nowhere!
What does all of this has to do with happiness?
Breaking routine feels good. Noticing different things feels good. Again, why? Because your mind goes "to sleep" inside of your day to day life. It has all of the dangers and challenges figured out, so you are left on autopilot. If your autopilot setting is only "kinda happy", it will be very hard to uplevel to
When you go to new places, your mind has to pay attention. It has to show up and you'll feel that. Make your mind show up so you FEEL the happy experience of something different.
Want More Happiness? Change What You Keep Looking AT