Take your vacation up a notch this summer! This post is sponsored by LISTERINE® and Socialstars. #LISTERINE #BringOutTheBold
Can you imagine going an entire year without a vacation? I used to do it all the time before I met my husband. I mean, I’d travel places to see friends or to attend family events, but a true “take days off from work and go somewhere to just chill” vacation never happened. I just didn’t understand the benefits of it. Vacations felt frivolous and not worth busting my budget for. Besides, as an entrepreneur, I always have something that I’m working on, and letting go of work for a week or more was actually more stressful than relaxing. I know better now.
Vacations are such a necessity for me now. It’s imperative for me to get away to not just relax, but to also have new, interesting experiences that help to influence the work that I do. If I never go anywhere or do anything different, what would I write about? Now that I am somewhat of a vacationing master now, I have some ideas of ways to increase the bold and take your vacation adventures up a notch this summer.
Learn about where you’re going.
This is different than doing research and buying travel guides. When I go on vacations, I like to dig into history books to discover more about the place we’re visiting. Don’t just stick to non-fiction, though. When I went to Hawaii last year, I devoured a ton of fiction books and short stories that were based on the island we were visiting. When I saw some of the streets and attractions that were mentioned in the book, it made the book and the island really come alive! My imagination was awakened, and it was like having a sixth sense.
Be open to spontaneity.
It’s great to have an agenda planned out when you’re traveling, and sometimes it’s even necessary. Whenever possible, though, plan some downtime so that you can explore and be spontaneous. Sometimes the best experiences are the ones that were never on the schedule in the first place. Besides, aren’t vacations supposed to be stress-free? You’re on vacation, time to get off the clock!
Try something different.
Vacations are the best time to be bold and try new things. First, your inhibitions are lower because you’re on chill mode. Then, your family and friends are around to cheer you on. Finally, and this is the most important, if things don’t go as well as planned, you have time to recuperate before having to go back to work. What? Y’all know what I’m talking about! Remember that time you fell off a horse when you went riding on vacation? Yeah.
I mean, come on. If you can’t be bold on vacation, what’s the point? Give yourself permission to say “yes” in instances where you would normally say “no”. Surprise your family. Surprise yourself. Go bold this summer, and then go home. Speaking of bold, did you know that folks who use LISTERINE® are more likely to do bold things? It’s true, and LISTERINE® actually did a real study about it. Learn more about the LISTERINE® Bring Out the Bold™ campaign and study, and then decide how you’re going to be bold this summer!