Building a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

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Summer is just starting, and as the seasons change, it’s natural for us to reflect on where we are in life and where we want to be. For many of us, this is a time of transition, whether it’s kids graduating from high school or college, you’re gearing up for a much-needed vacation, or simply the shift in energy and mood that comes with warmer weather. But with transition comes an opportunity to take a step back and reassess our priorities and ask ourselves if we’re truly living the life we want. Today, we’ll explore why it’s important to build a life you don’t need a vacation from and discuss practical steps to make that a reality.

Start by digging deep:

The first step in building a life you don’t need a vacation from is to ask yourself some hard questions. What do you really want out of life? What are your goals and dreams? And perhaps most importantly, what is currently holding you back? It’s important to be honest with yourself and to really take the time to reflect on your answers. This might involve speaking with a trusted friend or therapist, or simply taking some time alone to journal and contemplate.  By understanding what you really want and where your stress and happiness are coming from, you can start to make changes that will enable you to live a more joyful and fulfilling life.

Identify your roadblocks:

Once you’ve dug deep and identified what you really want, the next step is to figure out what’s holding you back. Are you facing financial limitations? Do you struggle with time management or fear failure? Whatever your roadblocks may be, it’s important to take a step back and really examine them with a critical eye. Often, our roadblocks are just assumptions we’ve made about ourselves or the world around us. It’s important to question these assumptions and challenge them. Once you’ve identified your roadblocks, you can start to take steps to overcome them.


Test your assumptions:

It’s common to make assumptions about what we think we should be doing or what we’re capable of. However, these assumptions can often hold us back from achieving our full potential. As you start to work towards building a life you don’t need a vacation from, it’s important to question these assumptions and test them. Ask yourself why you believe certain things, and whether those beliefs are truly serving you. For example, if you’ve always assumed that you’re not good at public speaking, it might be worth signing up for a public speaking course or workshop to challenge that assumption.

Take action:

Building a life you don’t need a vacation from requires action. Once you’ve identified your goals and roadblocks and tested your assumptions, it’s time to start putting a plan into action. This might mean taking small steps towards your goals each day or making bigger changes in your life, such as pursuing a new career or relocating to a new city. It can be scary to make changes, but remember that this is your life, and you have the power to shape it in any way you choose.

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Find joy in the journey:

Finally, it’s important to find joy in the journey. Building a life you don’t need a vacation from isn’t a one-and-done event; it’s an ongoing process of growth and change. Along the way, there will be obstacles and setbacks, but it’s important to stay grounded and find joy in the little things. Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you, and take time to celebrate your successes along the way.

As we transition into summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on where we are in life and where we want to be. Building a life you don’t need a vacation from requires effort and dedication, but the rewards are immeasurable. By digging deep, identifying your roadblocks, testing your assumptions, taking action, and finding joy in the journey, you can create a life that brings you joy and fulfillment. So let’s make this summer one of transformation and growth, and start building the lives of our dreams.

If you or someone you know is in a transition and wants help to define their dreams and create a financial plan to achieve those dreams, I’d love to help! The easiest step is to book a complimentary 15-min call with me to discuss where you are and where you want to go.

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