Most working Americans do not use their allotted vacation days. This means that many of us are overworked, overstressed, and under-nourished when it comes to our personal lives. This is the thing: we work so that we can take care of ourselves and our families, but we neglect to mindfully take time off because we are programmed to work, work, work, work, work. Not only is that the chorus of a Rihanna song, but it has become an anthem for how we live.
Traveling is an important part of cultivating oneself and is necessary. We need time to explore something new and partake in different surroundings, scenery, and cultures. If you do not travel at least once a quarter, my friend, it is time to change that.
I do my fair share of travel for both business and personal, and I make sure to take at least one trip each quarter that is for leisure only. It is a priority for me, and it is pretty much non-negotiable.
We work hard, we hustle, we burn the midnight oil, and it is time that we vacation with intention. This means that not only are we getting away from it all, but we are getting in much needed self-care and restoration for our mind, body, and soul. Intentional travel means we have a purpose for going to our destination alongside goals that we want to accomplish, so that it is not just a trip or vacation, but an experience as well.
In order to get the most out of your intentions when traveling, I am sharing my Free Travel Journal that you can print out in order to write down your thoughts, feelings, and memories daily while on vacay.