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How Successful People Manage Their Real Travel

How Successful People Manage Their Real Travel

We all need breaks and reach some point with our work we just need to take a trip away from everything. Some who want to travel do not know how to manage their travel. Well, here is how successful people manage their travel.

They travel to fit their personal style

Do you like your travel to be best done by air on water? Successful chose what traveling will fit their personal style. Instead of becoming burnt out by traveling they pick what works for them. Whether they will be on a coast or at sea, they make sure they have planned what to do that won’t be mentally and physically exhausting but refreshing.

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They delegate their work

They know that they may not be available or reachable when they are traveling so they delegate as much work as possible to who they feel can take charge in their absence. Delegating as much work as possible gives them the opportunity to test the leadership skill of their employees or their team members while they are gone.

They travel during major holidays

There are major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or Independence to schedule your trip. Successful people know that the workload is lighter during such period. It saves them the anxiety of knowing that their work would have piled up while they are away and they returning to see them.

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They take a day off before they depart and when they return

They don’t just head off on a traveling trip directly from work. They buffer their trip by taking a day off before they leave and when they return. That is why best to travel during weekends and return during weekends. This gives you the time to rest before they return to the office on Monday.

They balance work and play

A vacation is for relaxation. But, yes, you may ever certain activities that will engage you mentally and physically. It is important not to stretch yourself thin because you want to embrace all the fun. Successful give their selves a break when they travel, this is a period when they rest and recharge their bodies.

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They detox from their devices

You do not need all the devices to distract you when you travel. Pick only the things you need. Packing your Kindle, iPad, Macbook Air, Blackberry, and iPhone can make your trip become overwhelming with distractions and information you do not really need. Take a break from staring at your screens, at least some of them. Your brain will embrace this period of release from these devices.

They take a camera

A camera would serve more purpose during a trip rather than a phone. A phone comes with its distraction. But a camera is just ideal to get the different type of images you want to capture.

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They inform everyone in advance

Whether it’s your clients, staffs or workmates, do well to inform others about your travel plans. By informing persons you will less likely be looked for or hunted when you are beginning to have fun during your trip.

They pack everything they need

There is no point in packing your baggage and make it seem you are relocating or moving to a new city. Too many things will also make your baggage heavy. Also you shouldn’t take few things and start regretting when you get to your destination. Pack those things that you will need exactly.

They learn about their destination

Whether it is by reaching out to experts in where they are headed to or getting a map of the city, successful people learn about their destination. They find out how the locals respond to visitors and what they will be eating when they get there. By doing this they can save time and energy because they know how their time will be spent when they get to their destination.

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Last Updated on March 31, 2020

How To Break the Procrastination Cycle

How To Break the Procrastination Cycle

How often do you find yourself procrastinating? Do you wish you could procrastinate less? We all know how debilitating procrastination can make us feel, and it seems to be a challenge we all share. Procrastination is one of the biggest hindrances to moving forward and doing the things that we want to in life.

There are many reasons why you might be procrastinating, and sometimes, it is really difficult to pinpoint why. You might be procrastinating because of something related to the past, present, or future (they are all intertwined), or it could be as simple as biological factors. Whatever the reason, most of us follow a cycle when we procrastinate, from the moment we decide to do something to actually getting it done, or in this case, not getting it done.

The Vicious Procrastination Cycle

For some reason, it helps to understand that we all go through the same thing, even though we often feel like the only person in the world who struggles with this. Do you resonate with the cycle below?

1. Feeling Eager and Energized

This is when you commit to taking a new action or getting something done. You are feeling confident and optimistic that, this time round, you will do it!

2. Apprehension Starts to Come Up

The beginning stages of optimism are starting to fade. There is still time, but you haven’t done anything yet, and you start to feel uneasy. You realize that you actually have to do something to get it done, and that good intentions are not enough.

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3. Still No Action

More time has passed. You still haven’t taken any action and probably have a lot of excuses why. You start to panic a little and wish you had started sooner. Your panic starts to turn into frustration and perhaps even irritability.

4. Flicker of Hope Left

You can still make it; there is a little time left and you ponder how you are going to get it done. The rush you get from leaving your task until the last minute gives you a flicker of hope. There is still time; you can do this!

5. Fading Quickly

Your hope starts to quickly fade as you try desperately to understand why you just can’t do this. You may feel desperate and have thoughts like, “What is wrong with me?” and “Why do I ALWAYS do this?” You feel discouraged, or perhaps angry and resentful at yourself.

6. Vow to Yourself

Once the feeling of anger or disappointment disappears, you most likely swear to yourself that this will never happen again; that this was the last time and next time will be different.

Does this sound like you? Is the next time different? I understand the devastating effect that procrastination has on many lives, and for some, it is a really serious problem. You also have, on the other hand, those who procrastinate but it doesn’t affect them in any way. You know whether it is affecting you or not and whether it undermines your results.

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How to Break the Procrastination Cycle

Unless you break the cycle, you will keep reinforcing it!

To break the cycle, you need to change the sequence of events. Here is my suggestion on how you can effectively break the vicious cycle you are in!

1. Feeling Eager and Energized

This is when you commit to taking a new action or getting something done. You are feeling confident and optimistic that, this time round, you will do it! The first stage is always the same.

2. Plan

Thinking alone will not help; you need to plan your actions. I always put my deadlines one or two days in advance because you know Murphy’s Law! Take into consideration everything that you need to do, how long it will take you, and what you will need to get it done, then plan the individual steps.

3. Resistance

Just because you planned doesn’t mean that this time is guaranteed to be different. You will most likely still feel the resistance so expect this. This stage is key to identifying why you are procrastinating, so when you feel the resistance, try to identify it immediately.

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What is causing you to hesitate in this moment? What do you feel?  Write them down if it helps.

4. Confront Those Feelings

Once you have identified what could possibly be holding you back, for example, fear of failure, lack of motivation, etc. You need to work on lessening the resistance.

Ask yourself, “What do I need to do to move forward? What would make it easier?” If you find that you fear something, overcoming that fear is not something that will happen overnight — keep this in mind.

5. Put Results Before Comfort

You need to keep moving forward and put results before comfort. Take action, even if it is only for 10 minutes. The key is to break the cycle and not reinforce it. You have more control that you think.

6. Repeat

Repeat steps 3-5 until you achieve what you first set out to do.

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Final Thoughts

Change doesn’t happen overnight, and if you have some deeper underlying reasons why you procrastinate, it may take longer to finally break the cycle.

If procrastination is holding you back in life, it is better to deal with it now than to deal with the negative consequences later on. It is not a question of comfort anymore; it is a question of results. What is more important to you?

Learn more about how to stop procrastinating here: What Is Procrastination and How to Stop It (The Complete Guide)

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