Build a Life…
Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin
I love this quote almost as much as the wisdom of the quoter. This speaks to the wisdom in living a deliberate life (phrasing borrowed from another sage).
Of course building your life so you don’t need vacations could mean a variety of things to different people. One way to accomplish this though is certainly making your home a sanctuary, an escape from the world, and a place you truly love.
Start with making your backyard into that special place where you can get away for a few minutes everyday. A morning coffee, an afternoon breather, or an evening in your warm hot tub. A few minutes out in the fresh air is really all you need. Breathe in and just be away. You’ll be surprised how much clarity and energy this will provide. You’ll be on your way to your goal of a deliberately happy life.