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If I just had a month away from it all...

Updated: Apr 24, 2019



...then I could collect my thoughts, get my priorities straight and figure out what I want to do.


No, it's unlikely that removing yourself from your day-to-day environment would improve any of that.


Why?


Because how you do anything is how you do everything!


If you're usually an anxious, angry, and critical person, those traits, habits, and patterns will manifest the exact same way during your getaway.


But it's my spouse, my coworkers or my kids that drive me crazy!


No, they're not the cause of your emotions, they're mirroring your emotional energy.


Said another way, your outer world is reflecting your inner reality.


You do not see things as they are; you're seeing them as you are.


I've seen all too many clients leave a job or a relationship, only to find themselves in a similar situation, not able to comprehend how they ended up working for another horrible boss or falling for the wrong person, all over again.


You can't outrun yourself!


If you can't manage getting settled inside of your current situation, you're not going to have the capacity to maintain it when you get back either.


The key is to break down what you'd like to accomplish over the course of a month and then chip away at it, day-by-day.


Your all-or-none mindset will not favor this strategy because it prefers to get it done all at once but keep in mind, it's this mentality that's causing you to believe that escaping for a month will solve your problems.


There are three litmus tests I consider before making just about any decision, especially large ones: Is it enjoyable? Is it rewarding? Is it sustainable?


You may think you'll enjoy yourself, but if you "need" the time away, joy is certainly not the driver. And if you're not joyous, can you really feel rewarded by your decision? Last, it's absolutely not a sustainable way of living.


At the end of the day, your physical environment is not near as important as the one between your ears.



"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abraham Lincoln


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