As per my previous post, my two-week vacation didn’t exactly go off to a good start. I wanted time to myself, but some family members wanted me to go out more. So now that my vacation is coming to a close, how did it go?
Well, as always, in life, there are some high points and some not so high ones. However, overall, it ended up being quite a good vacation. I feel recharged and ready to go back to work. I thought I’d write about some of the thoughts, feelings, and things that have happened in the last week and a bit.
This is an aspect of my personality that seems to be a major cause of anxiety. I think that over the years, it has gotten better, but it definitely is something that is a “work in progress.” I am the type of person that will say “yes” to almost anything. Over the years, it has gotten better and of course, sometimes, the right answer is to say “yes.” During this vacation, I was able to say “no” to some events I did not want to be a part of and I felt proud of myself. Even though it is a bit an emotional for me to set these boundaries, mostly due to the guilt, it felt empowering to be able to take control of my life.
Dessert is always a good thing
Vacation is a good time to do things that will make you happy. Dessert always makes me happy. My best friend and I went to this new soft-serve ice cream place, which served some interesting new flavours, like Bubble Tea. There were even versions that had a roasted marshmallow and cotton candy as toppings. I chose to have the honey comb one, and it was delicious! The element that took this soft serve ice cream to the next level is that they add dried ice to the bottom of the cup!
Ice cream is always a good thing, but ice cream with the dreamy experience of dried ice! Well, that just takes it to another level! 🙂
Setting small goals
I find it is lovely to have long stretches of time to do just whatever you want during vacation. It seems great in the beginning. However, I find that, it also sometimes makes me anxious because I don’t know what is going to happen next. Plus, I do want to be “productive” in completing some tasks that I meant to do during my vacation. This usually just consists of errands and chores. Although, I must note that watching Youtube for hours is still considered “productive” in my mind because it is relaxing and informative.
Usually, I decide to make some small goals during the day. Planning the day in hours or minutes is just too stressful for me because it predisposes that I will actually complete these activities in the schedule. Instead, I will tell myself I will complete a task in a certain time period, like in 10 minutes, or at 3 pm. It helps me feel productive and lets me ease into transitioning to another task.
Anyway, hope everyone has a good week.