One thing which we can all agree upon: everyone loves and needs a vacation. Another thing we can all agree with: no one ever seems to take enough of a vacation, and there is always a too-long period from one vacation to the next. With the modern demands of work, family, and our personal needs, one day rushes into the next, and we find ourselves going too long between taking a much-needed trip.
Is it time to take a vacation? Do you know what signs you should be watching out for? If any of the following sounds like you, then it may be time to book a trip:
Everything feels like a chore. Chores feel like bigger chores.
Are you dreading having to go to the grocery store again? Is there really another load of laundry that needs doing? How did we already run out of gas? If your daily grind is starting to grind your gears and a night of sleep never seems like enough, then it might be a good a time as any to take some time for yourself.
Additionally, it may feel like every little thing needs a reward. Did you get to work on time? Might as well treat yourself a special latte. Finish a project? Time for a nap.
You are Always Available
The beauty of the smartphone is how the world is at your fingertips. You can look anything up, make reservations, order food, and check in on all of your friends without having to leave your house. You can access anyone at pretty much any time; which also means your boss can access you whenever they like, and suddenly you’re checking out your work email well after the kids have gone to bed.
Your Suggested Content Is Telling a Story
Maybe you wanted to look “real quick” at what a day at the beach would cost. Or you find yourself scrolling through your friend’s beach vacation pictures. Next thing you know, you are starting to add locations to your bucket list, and everything that shows up in your search results is discount plane tickets and beach cabanas calling your name. It’s only a matter of time before you cave in!
You Forgot Your Phone Has A Camera On It
Emails, text messages, and scrolling on your friend’s social media feeds is to be expected, but did you know your phone comes with a camera that allows you to take and post pictures? If you find there are fewer things you want to post to your Facebook feed, then it may be time to go somewhere to take some fresh photos.
The Only Thing You Binge are Netflix Travel Shows
Following Anthony Bourdain to another country? Are you watching someone who isn’t you hang out on a beach on the other side of the world? Then it may be time to scratch the travel itch.
There Is No White-Space On Your Calendar.
Sure, you’re organized. You know where everyone in your family needs to be and what needs doing at work. Did you schedule any time for yourself? If you can look at your monthly view and there aren’t many blank spots, then it may be time to plan something for yourself.
Sound like you? There’s a solution. Take some time for yourself and schedule a vacation. There is an entire world of opportunity out there for you – go discover something new and feel what it means to be “refreshed.”