Schedule vacation time, even if you can’t.

June 24 2012

When you visit a foreign place, you are stripped of your template for daily living. Your routine is broken, and it’s up to you to make sense of it all. “Home” becomes a reference marker as you begin to assign meanings to new experiences.

Now that each day is fresh, you are free to discover new places and new things and new people. Amazing what you remember! Forgotten parts inside of you are triggered.

Creativity basks in this freedom of permission. Changing your environment provides different backdrops for ideas to form.

Maybe you can’t hop on a plane. Maybe you’ve used all of your vacation days. What new environment can you place yourself in? Get uncomfortable, create a canvas for your dreams, and allow the possibility of “what might be.” Reward yourself.