Live Life Like A Holiday

Have you ever noticed how good you feel during your holiday? How light, joyful and authentic? Everything is just wonderful. No pressure, no deadlines, no stress.

Well, what if you could rewire your brain and rethink your entire life, making it a holiday too. One that starts with your birth and ends with your death. And start living it like a holiday.

This separation between work and holiday is something artificial. Just because you committed yourself to do something – your job, in this case – that doesn’t mean you have to take out of the joy from it.

A holiday is a land of possibilities, a journey in an unknown territory, an adventure. Why don’t you live your life like you’re on a continuous holiday? You’re entering this world through your birth and at some point you’ll leave.

Make the best out of this trip. Have fun and enjoy. This is what you are supposed to do, anyway. 

5 Things That Will Change When You Live Your Life Like A Holiday

I’m not saying that you should get rid of your responsibilities, by living your life like a holiday. You still have to take care of stuff, even when you’re on holiday, right? I’m trying to say that living your life like a holiday will take out the pressure of a pre-defined, confining and limiting way of living.

We pay our rent here on Earth by the service we provide to other people. That’s why we have to work – by going to a job or by starting a business, that’s not relevant here. What’s relevant is the pressure that this task is putting on our lives, the burden it creates. Because of this commitment (which is a very healthy and necessary commitment, by the way) we lose flexibility. We lose joy, mystery, passion. Well, that can change. We can provide good service to other people and live a life of freedom at the same time, it’s just a matter of perspective.

I’m not saying that doing this shift is also a very easy thing, on the contrary. But it’s possible. I know I did it, so you can do it too.

And when we do that, here are a few things that will change.

1 You Will Smile More

Every day in a holiday starts with a smile. And that smile ripples through the rest of the day, in many more other smiles. Most often than not, the day also ends with a smile.

It’s just the way with is. During holidays we’re all more eager to smile. Or just find that easier. Whatever the reason, we smile more. So, one of the first consequences of this shift will be more laughter in your life.

2 You Will Enjoy More

Very close to the one above, you will start to enjoy more. Partly because you’re not on a tight schedule anymore, partly because you feel entitled to it. You’re on a holiday, right, that’s what you should do, enjoy stuff.

The seriousness of a job – or a very strong commitment – can become quite toxic in time. Every break we take, every move we make out of this seriousness, will allow us more room to simply enjoy.

3 You Will Be Kinder

During holidays you’re nicer to people, have you notice that? You feel compelled to respond with kindness rather than rejecting interaction. You have no constraints, no pressures, no obligations, so the only option available is to be nice.

The moment you start to live your life like a holiday, kindness will become a habit. A very rewarding habit.

4 You Will Appreciate More

When you know you’re not going to be back to a certain country, or to a certain place, you tend to take more of that place with you, somehow. You tend to appreciate more whatever you get, given that you don’t know if or when you’re going to be back there.

So, every tiny situation, every encounter, every person, every place gets more appreciation. When we know we experience things only once, we appreciate them more.

5 No Regrets

And, eventually, that last thing that will change is your “ability” to regret things. You will simply lose that. When you’re on vacation you simply don’t have time for it anymore.

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the different perspective!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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    2. GS says:

      One of the best things about a vacation are all the new experiences you get to have. Why wait for a vacation to do that?! Incorporate adventures into your daily life. Every day try to do something you’ve never done before. It can be as simple as taking a different route to work, buying an exotic new fruit to try, or switching up your workout. When you have more time on the weekends, increase the excitement factor. Try exploring a new neighborhood or taking a short road trip without a pre-determined destination. At the very least, branch out of your regular haunts and try a new restaurant. Try to schedule something exciting to look forward to every week. Plan some simple activities, such a picnic in the park and more complex ones, like sky-diving. If there is an activity you’ve always wanted to try, pick a weekend to do it, don’t save it for your next vacation. Google the nearest place you can go zip-lining, hiking near a waterfall, jet-skiing, whatever it is you’re craving. Having new experiences isn’t just fun, it also enhances your creativity, provides you with fresh, new ideas, and overall helps you function better during your daily life.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  2. Vartika says:

    We pay our rent here on Earth by the service we provide to other people. Love this line.. great post.. 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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    2. GS says:

      We are all about traveling. From relaxing vacations to adventure filled ones, we just love to travel. We love to travel so much so that sometimes life in between travels feels like just a waiting period to get to the next trip. We realized this shouldn’t be the case. The day-to-day is what makes up most of our lives. If we are just “living” for vacations and stressed out on a daily basis, what kind of life are we living? Our entire life should be something to look forward to and something to enjoy, not something we need to take a break from.

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      1. Vartika says:

        Wow.. well said

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you agree

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  3. Jasrameshen says:

    It’s really fantastic and inspiring and motivating

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    1. GS says:

      Start by making a list of all the things you like best about vacations. This might be going out to breakfast, being by the beach, having time to read, whatever. Try to find a way to incorporate these items into your daily life. Sounds so easy, but we know you probably don’t have time in your day to do this. Instead of leaving the things you love most to happen if you have time, actually schedule them in. At the beginning of each week, take a look at your planner and reserve small chunks of time daily to devote to things you love. Treat these as unmovable appointments, just like any other appointments you may have. To maximize your time, try to make the things you are already doing more enjoyable. For example, fit an activity into your lunch break, do a workout you love, or take a beautiful route to work.

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      1. Jasrameshen says:

        Yeah really I inspired from your writing
        Hey plz follow my blog and like my posts if you like that

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  4. Klausbernd says:

    It’s really a GREAT concept – at least for us living in privileged situations as most of us blogging here do.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas 🙏 🙏
    Wishing you a great holiday-life 😉
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you

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  5. Enjoy what you do ! Live life to the fullest. Like it’s a holiday 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Yes indeed

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  6. Shivaranjani says:

    A very refreshing perspective!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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  7. gpavants says:

    Garima,

    It’s all about our mindset, right? I think we can make life try the best we can and everyone benefits.

    I saw your need for helping with you blog or was that a Google Ad? Just wanted to check. Too many weird scams out there.

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. GS says:

      Hi Gary, yes it’s a donation box I started. Anything to support the blog if people like my posts 🙂

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  8. RaisingBoys says:

    Great stuff. Inspirational.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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