Summer or not, many of us don’t get to go on a long vacation… but we can take time for a getaway and even make a habit of it!
In his book, The Charge, Brendon Burchard talks about, among other things, the importance of seeking challenges that will help you live life to its fullest.
It will come as no surprise that I am an advocate of many topics in his book. Following my 21 days I Quit Complaining Challenge, I decided to undertake other challenges, such as 21 days of drinking vegetable juice for breakfast, 21 days in dresses, 21 days to celebrate, 21 days without media, 21 days of sit-ups…
One of the challenges in Burchard’s book that grabbed my attention is the “90 days getaway challenge”. This challenge consists of planning a getaway alone or as a couple, every 90 days to recharge our batteries and reconnect with ourselves. No need to wait for “official” vacation. Whoohoo!
When I read about this idea my heart started to sing!!!
Take a getaway every 90 days to recharge your batteries. (Your cousin’s wedding across the country doesn’t count as a getaway.) A getaway for a day, a weekend, or a week (without the kids), to disconnect from daily life, without any phone or emails… just taking a little time for ourselves!
Take time to try something new and different. For instance, discover a new city, dive into a new book, start a new activity, participate in a program to reconnect with yourself (a spiritual retreat, a hiking expedition, a music festival…).
It’s your turn:
- What would you do if you could take off for a day, or a few days alone or with your spouse, to recharge your batteries? Make a list of all the things that would bring you serenity and help your growth. (Be careful not to censure yourself, make a list of everything that makes YOUR heart sing!)
- Take a look at your calendar and schedule dates for your 4 upcoming getaways in the next 12 months (one every 3 months). Have fun with it! Dream!
- Take time to plan the logistics of your getaway (budget, childcare) to make this project a reality. If need be, start a special “getaway piggy bank” to help finance your projects.
I would love to read about your adventures in the comment section of this article!
Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to helping people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. Download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit, visither on Instagram and onFacebook, for inspiration and tips to help you fully live the life you CHOOSE!