After spending all of last week on my back in Egypt, I’m back with tons of new topics. Where ever I go, I always bring a notepad and a pen, since my mind always seems to overload me with ideas, thoughts and plans. This week, I’ll dedicate a few posts to making the most of your vacations, training wise and relaxation wise. So sit back, let your mind drift on to your next vacation and read on.
The tip of the day is a really simple one, that I’ve touched on before. It’s not really training related, but then again it is. To fully enjoy my vacation, I keep my cellphone in flight mode 90%+ of the time. I brought my tablet, but only used it to read up on details of Beyond 531. On day three, I realized I was still thinking about what was going on on this blog (even though I’d scheduled articles to publish throughout the week) and on Facebook too much, and decided to pull the plug and go 100% offline for a day.
I ended up leaving my phone in the safety box in the room for three days, only taking it out to use the meditation timer two times in that period. I obviously kept it in flight mode, to avoid distractions.
At first, this might seem drastic, and you’ll find yourself reaching for your phone for the first day, but unplugging completely makes such a huge difference. Not only for you, but also for the people you’re with.
Next time you’re on vacation, try leaving your phone in the safety box as much as possible – preferably for stretches of 2 days or more. The longer the better. This also includes internetting from the hotel or whatever. Go completely offline and spend your time with a good book or your loved ones. You’ll be amazed at how relieving it is.