Wow, next week it’ll be June. And it won’t be long till this year is already half over. Hardly seems possible. But time flies when you’re livin’ life and gettin’ things done. Right. And that brings up the whole question of whether you’ll be in vacay mode or staycay mode this year.
Doesn’t vacay mode sound like some sort of dessert?
Maybe I’ve just got some pie ala mode on my mind. Hey, I’m human.
But, in a way, your vacay (aka vacation) IS like dessert. Because it’s the time away (when you vacate) from the everyday routine. Your time to recover. And get your mind, body, and spirit cleaned out with fresh air, sunshine, and activities you enjoy.
That’s why I call it recovery time. Because time away from “the grind” can free your mind. (hey, I made a rhyme and I wasn’t even tryin’)
Some time ago I shared how just the anticipation of going on vacation can help recharge your batteries. And I also shared this excerpt about it from an article written by Steven Handle:
The Power of Anticipation: Why We All Need Something to Look Forward To
“We all need something to look forward to in life. In fact, a healthy sense of “anticipation” can often help energize our lives, and even help us get through tough times. While living in the present is a very beneficial thing – sometimes the present can feel a bit annoying, frustrating, tedious, or intolerable.
The key idea is that by creating new rewards in your life – or by actively looking for things to look forward to – you can build more discipline and motivation in any area of your life where you are lacking.”
Carly Simon wrote a song about the power of anticipation. In fact, she called it “Anticipation.” And the message was so powerful Heinz Ketchup used it in a commercial. Because they wanted you to get the feeling that their ketchup is so good it’s well worth waiting for.
Your vacay mode should be like that, too.
So, don’t forget to plan for it. Because if it stays in your head too long, it might stay in your head. And you might end up staying home.
If that’s happened to you, please tell me you at least enjoyed some pie ala mode.
By the way, speaking of anticipation…my next RondaReady UNversity class is coming up next week. It’s the first Thursday of each month, and June 3 is the first Thursday. Less than a week away. So, don’t delay. Sign up today. (wow, I’m making more rhymes without even trying)
Enroll in RondaReady UNversity here: https://bit.ly/3sjscAd