Welcome to my Blog! As an adjunct to my clinical practice, I created this blog to provide information and support for individuals and couples who can benefit from my psychological and spiritual expertise. I offer psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment, as well as, dynamic workshops on spirituality, conquering fears, overcoming hurdles and breaking through general apathy.
Monday, July 28, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z:VACATION
A MENTAL VACATION IS ONLY A PICTURE AWAY
Sometimes a vacation is the most uplifting thing you can do for yourself. However, it is important to be very wise about it or a VACATION can dump you into the bottom of the depression barrel more so than anything else. A VACATION is a change of pace, a change of scenery, and/or a change from the daily grind of monotony. Thus, let’s explore wise VACATIONS. First the budget… not can you afford a VACATION, but what type of VACATION, can you afford? A VACATION is not an all or nothing venture. Think of it as a “ both-and” adventure. You will enjoy your VACATION to the max if you come home with no CC debt. In order to do that you must learn to save and plan for a VACATION. If you come back to a budget disaster you will most likely lose any benefit you gained from you VACATION. Go ahead and dream about your ultimate VACATION and create a dream container for it by placing pictures, ideas, maps and create a $fund to go with it. Add something each week or each pay -check to that account for this trip. In the meantime actually do some break the monotony VACATIONS. Choose something fun and relaxing (your kind of relaxing) and go for 3-5 days and fully enjoy yourself on the budget you can live with it. A luxury hotel is nice but it is not really where you spend your time, unless you are on a spa vacation. So play with the “both-and” VACATION and do something fun for yourself before summer is over! Coaches orders.