I recently went to Auckland to see some family and check out some Rugby World Cup related activities with my family. I hadn’t been up to Auckland for at least 9 months which is pretty shocking since it’s only 2.5 hours up the road and each time I go there I have a lot of fun. Visiting cities is always fun when you live in a relatively small city of 70,000 for the simple reason there’s more to do!
I don’t know if it’s just me or if many people feel the same way or if it depends on the stress levels you have at work but at times…I find it hard to relax enough to let go and go away.
But when I’m away I feel great…
Being the host country for the Rugby World Cup 2011 surely helps in regards on the fun-o-meter but I got to say, it was great fun escaping and being a tourist. One of the great things about living in a tourist town or visiting one, is the vibrancy they have when so many cultures and nationalities are visiting. It’s a wonderful time.
Seeing so many tourists traveling and having fun, taking in the sights and sounds and experiencing so many things is motivating to see and be a part of. I know most people can only do this when they have time off for 3-4 weeks or so…
Imagine being able to do this full-time and work from your laptop no matter where you are in the world? That’s the vision that keeps me going and meeting people that are living it, is the inspiration and motivation.
I was able to clear my head a little and just ‘be’ for a change. It’s amazing the flow of ideas when you are able to do that. I can’t wait till I can do that in 3 weeks when I finally leave my job and hand in my blackberry…it’s going to be amazing. Of course, I’ll need to get another phone but I won’t have those demands on my time so it’ll be less pressure. Awesome!
At the end of the day going away for short breaks is good for a variety of reasons
- Change of scenery and different experiences you open yourself up to
So now I find myself motivated and inspired even more, to take the necessary action I need to take towards my mission. I’ve still got a hell of a lot to do but slowly I’m getting there.
I would suggest that if you get the opportunity to escape your day to day routine, even if it’s for a day…or a few hours…go. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll end up doing or how small things along the way can change your life and direction.
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