Take Time Off or Vacation Stress

Build Your Tribe
EP. 222

Thank you for joining and trusting me today on Build Your Tribe. If you’re new here, you should know that long long ago I used to be a workaholic. Vacations didn’t sound fun. Working was my drug.

I am no longer that person. I will say I am a work in progress still, but I definitely have taken some big steps. I’d like to share with you how I was able to find balance and restore a peace of mind when traveling and when returning back home after my travels.

I will NEVER forget how overwhelmed I felt when traveling a few years ago. I recorded this episode on the last day of a ten day trip, and I felt simply amazing. Not only have I been able to find a balance of working while traveling in a relaxed way, but I have also learned to become excited to return home and continue with my lifestyle routine. I felt refreshed and overwhelmed with gratitude.

I’m going to share with you some strategies to help you feel the same way when you are traveling.

-Before you depart for your travels, understand what makes you feel grounded when you’re not on vacation. For me… that’s my morning routine. There are certain things that allow me to feel good, and that for me includes waking up early and scheduling out my goals for the day. Make a list of things that allow you feel grounded at home and plan those things out beforehand.

-Exercise. Exercise is what keeps me going. It helps me feel alive. Personally, I need exercise to help me look and feel my best. There are also so many memories you can make while being athletic, whether you decide to go on a scenic run on your own or find a studio and meet new, friendly faces.

-Alone time is essential. If you are an introvert (at all), you may need to provide yourself with a little bit of down time when traveling.

-Have important conversations with other individuals BEFORE you go on vacation. It may not seem appealing to do this, but if you hold it off until you get back… you will dread returning home.

-Honor your boundaries and stick to them. No matter what you set your boundaries to be when traveling, you must learn to compromise.

-Have a plan. You’ll be able to live to your greatest potential if you set intentions for your day. Don’t waste away your days… be smart and at least create a rough outline of your day or week.

-You want to feel good when you’re on vacation. Therefore, you should not feel obligated to drink each night of your trip or eat junk food. Try your best to shadow your eating habits at home, don’t undo all the hard work you put in to looking fit for your trip.

-You don’t have to completely unplug if you feel that may overwhelm you. Just dedicate an hour or so to each day to get some work done. Plan and think ahead so that you can keep up with some work but still make the most of your vacation without the stress.

I hope you enjoyed this quick episode. Listen in for more talk on the tips I mentioned above. Remember, you should never feel like you need to take a vacation from your vacation.

If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to hit me up on the socials or message me on Speakpipe >>> chalenejohnson.com/askchalene

Download – Episode 222 – Take Time Off or Vacation Stress >>>  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/take-time-off-or-vacation-stress-free-222/id910990031?i=1000407730355&mt=2

Questions Asked in This Episode
1. On the last day of your vacations, do you dread the thought of going home and returning to the madness of reality? (0:15)
2. What does it mean to be enough? (5:25)
3. Why is it that you can not relax? (5:32)
4. If your vacation is supposed to make you feel better, why would you put poison in your body? (15:20)
5. And so much more…

What You’ll Learn in This Episode
1. Why you should have important conversations before your vacation (11:55)
2. Whatever your boundaries are, make sure you are still compromising (13:40)
3. Even your time off should be lived with intention (14:50)
4. And so much more…

If you are the type of individual who loves to make lists and get organized, but you feel that there are not enough hours in the day… then this simple, convenient journal is FOR YOU. For those of you who are interested in The SmartLife Push Journal, head to SmartLifePushJournal.com

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