We are going to tell you some tricks to disconnect on vacation, easy to apply, and yet they are not usually carried out with the consequent feeling of going on vacation with interference, toxins and interruptions. Remember that vacation is a parenthesis in the daily routine, your vacation does not have to consist of traveling. Just disconnect, do those little or big things you never have time for… and indulge yourself.
DON’T WORK, LEAVE ALL THE ENDS TIED UP
- Delegate the most important decisions to a person you trust.
- Try to implement as many systems as you can, so that in your absence everyone knows that when A comes up, B must be done, without them having to contact you.
- Plan and schedule as much as you can a month before your vacation. For example, this article has been scheduled for you to read today, yet it was written a month ago, which really allows me to tune out as well.
- Advance during the weeks or month before the holidays as much work as you can.
- Anticipate possible contingencies, and in the worst case, restrict the work inquiries that they have to make to a time slot.
MAKE A PACT WITH THE MOBILE
We know, the mobile is like your arm (and for some almost like a family member), but surely even your arm can stop using it for a few hours (while you sleep or lie in the sun).
Avoid being subjected to it, constantly looking at WhatsApp, messages, emails, or the internet. When you are with that, you are losing part of your present, living 50% of what you feel; seeing without looking, hearing without listening, ingesting without tasting, etc.
Why don’t you try to make a pact with your mobile? Yes, as you hear it, commit to only looking at it during the hours you agree, so that it is not a continuum, but rather a few chosen moments. For example, you can watch it every 4 hours, or 2 times a day, etc.
TAKE OFF YOUR WATCH TO DISCONNECT ON VACATION
Yes, it is possible to live for a while without a watch, at least try it for a few days.
Set your own pace, be guided by other signs to distribute your time for a few days. Just do the test, you will notice how not being aware of the clock makes you take things more calmly, and that you focus much more on the here and now, a trend that is linked to mindfulness.
BANISH NEGATIVE OR WORRYING TOPICS
If you have been able to carry out the three previous measures, even partially, then it is worth contemplating the following proposal: choose what topics and thoughts you want to surround yourself with these days.
What good is it for you to travel hundreds of kilometers away from your home, or to be in a wonderful hotel with your loved ones, if you have also packed negative thoughts and various concerns?
FOCUS ON YOUR SENSES
This is one of the best ways to completely disconnect from the past and the future, and go back to what really matters, and that is the only thing that exists: the present, a space and a moment before you.
Anchor yourself to the experience with all your senses, it is a great exercise to have full attention to what you are experiencing.
Plus, it will remind you of what it’s like to be alive. Breathe and look (the colors, the shapes of the landscapes that appear before you), breathe and listen (the sounds of the sea, of the animals, of the leaves on the trees moving, etc.)