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Wouldn’t it be nice to never need another vacation again? The great Seth Godin once said, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
Sure, we all love to get away from reality for a bit. Vacations are fun and traveling is good, but that’s not the point. Rather than only enjoying life while on vacation, we should strive to make our lives the ones we want to be living—every day of the week. Instead of viewing vacation as your annual chance to escape life, craft a life you don’t need to escape from.
You might think this isn’t necessarily easy to do, but the LIMU Experience makes it entirely possible. When you start to feel overwhelmed by your daily routine or wish you didn’t have to go to clock in every day, it could mean it’s time for a change.
Here are 8 steps to begin crafting a life you’ll never need a break from.
1. Make Relationships a Priority
Having meaningful relationships is a fundamental part of life. They help us grow and develop interpersonal skills. Most importantly, they introduce a level of joy into our existence that simply can’t be recreated.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Eden Ahbez
Keep in mind, you can’t have one without the other. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t reciprocate the same feelings—if they seem to take more from you than they give back, find better people to connect with. Surround yourself with like-minded people who believe in your dreams and fan your flames.
2. Remove Unneeded Possessions from Your Home and Life
You don’t need to go straight up minimalist, but it’s always good to cleanse your space and purge any unnecessary junk you’ve been hoarding. It does more for your mind than you might think. Decluttering your home or office space can put your mind at ease and help you think more clearly. It’s also known to get your creative juices flowing, boost your mood and even help you sleep better at night. If you truly want the most out of life, get rid of the things that don’t matter.
3. Make Your Work Your Job
There is a clear difference between your “work” and your “job.” Traditionally, your job is what you do for money to put a roof over your head, feed your family and provide many of life’s basic necessities. In contrast, your work is something you actually enjoy doing, or something that contributes to others in your community, the causes you are passionate about, or society as a whole.
If you’re able to make your work your job, you’ll find that sweet spot in life.
Most people struggle to find something in life that they truly enjoy doing while making a living. Luckily for you, that’s where LIMU changes the game. As a Promoter, your “job” is simply to share your own personal story and make connections with like-minded individuals who share your dream of a better life. You get to be your own boss, work from anywhere and manage your own schedule, allowing for full control over your own business. We provide all the tools you need to make the most of your work for free—there’s truly no better opportunity than that!
4. Guard Your Time
Be selective about who and what you spend your time on. People will either inspire you or drain you, so pick them wisely. Nothing is more valuable than the hours and minutes you have in a day. That’s why time is the Number One asset—we’re always running out of it and we only get this one, short life. Don’t waste your energy on people or experiences that don’t add value to your life. People who spread themselves too thin tend to feel like they need an escape from their everyday responsibilities, so don’t become that person! Tools like our LIMU Share App help save you tons of time and focus your efforts on simply texting short videos to friends looking for a new opportunity. Remember that you’re allowed to say “no” sometimes, so don’t feel bad about declining a few invites in order to make the most of your time.
5. Take Care of Yourself
Caring for ourselves is the first step in caring for others. You don’t have to live a self-absorbed existence, but rest, exercise and the pursuit of healthy habits must be at the top of your to-do list. Take care of yourself and your body with LIMU’s ultra-premium nutritional products. In order to give to others, you must have enough of yourself to give, and that means being the best possible version of yourself.
An empty cup cannot pour into another.
It can be tough to slow down, relax and take time to nurture your mind and body, but it’s a must when it comes to living a life you don’t need to escape from. Our high-impact product line is designed to fit naturally into your active lifestyle and you can easily weave the entire LIMU Experience into your busy day.
6. Appreciate Your Season in Life
It seems like the younger you are, the faster you want to grow up. But it’s usually the reverse as you progress through life—the older you get, the more you wish you could slow down the hands of time or go back to a specific period in life. No matter where you are in your journey, be sure to appreciate this chapter. Those who are most satisfied with life are those who appreciate the current season of life they are in. You’ll never get to experience this phase again, so live in the moment and don’t wish your life away. It’s okay to reflect on or look forward to different seasons, but don’t long for the next one or attempt to continue living in the previous one. Accept the reality of changing seasons and appreciate your existence by embracing each one as an opportunity to learn, grow and experience something new.
7. Understand the Reality of Trials in Life
Instagram highlight reels make it seem like everyone around you is living in a beautifully filtered dream world, without any real problems or struggles. That’s just not reality. Every person in life is either in the middle of a trial, has just emerged from one, or is heading toward the next. Everyone you meet is fighting something. These trials often become the main thing we want to escape from. It can be difficult to navigate through this minefield of life, but not if you acknowledge and accept the constant existence of these difficult moments. Recognize and appreciate what you do have and always look for the good in the midst of inevitable challenges.
When we have setbacks or letdowns, they give us an opportunity to start over, begin again or try something new. If you’re unhappy with your current situation, take the initiative to change it, but understand that trials are a natural part of life and will never go away no matter how perfect you strive to be.
8. Find Happiness in Your Every Day
It might sound a bit cliché, but there’s always something to be happy about, regardless of your current situation. Happiness isn’t something to be pursued, it’s something to be discovered and recognized. Multiple things may be going wrong, and you may feel the weight of the world on your shoulders at times, but there’s always at least one thing you can find joy in each day, even if it’s simply being grateful you woke up to see another day. It’s all about perspective around the many positives in our lives. As Thomas Kinkade once said, “True simplicity begins when you learn to enjoy the amazing abundance of what is already yours.”
If you truly want to craft a life you never need a vacation from, it’s definitely attainable. Although it may require a change in mindset, action or goals, it’s always worth it in the end.