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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 July 10, 2020

The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

Life is wasted in the in-between times. The time between when your alarm first rings and when you finally decide to get out of bed. The time between when you sit at your desk and when productive work begins. The time between making a decision and doing something about it.

Slowly, your day is whittled away from all the unused in-between moments. Eventually, time wasters, laziness, and procrastination get the better of you.

The solution to reclaim these lost middle moments is by creating rituals. Every culture on earth uses rituals to transfer information and encode behaviors that are deemed important. Personal rituals can help you build a better pattern for handling everything from how you wake up to how you work.

Unfortunately, when most people see rituals, they see pointless superstitions. Indeed, many rituals are based on a primitive understanding of the world. But by building personal rituals, you get to encode the behaviors you feel are important and cut out the wasted middle moments.

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Program Your Own Algorithms

Another way of viewing rituals is by seeing them as computer algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions that is repeated to get a result.

Some algorithms are highly efficient, sorting or searching millions of pieces of data in a few seconds. Other algorithms are bulky and awkward, taking hours to do the same task.

By forming rituals, you are building algorithms for your behavior. Take the delayed and painful pattern of waking up, debating whether to sleep in for another two minutes, hitting the snooze button, repeat until almost late for work. This could be reprogrammed to get out of bed immediately, without debating your decision.

How to Form a Ritual

I’ve set up personal rituals for myself for handling e-mail, waking up each morning, writing articles, and reading books. Far from making me inflexible, these rituals give me a useful default pattern that works best 99% of the time. Whenever my current ritual won’t work, I’m always free to stop using it.

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Forming a ritual isn’t too difficult, and the same principles for changing habits apply:

  1. Write out your sequence of behavior. I suggest starting with a simple ritual of only 3-4 steps maximum. Wait until you’ve established a ritual before you try to add new steps.
  2. Commit to following your ritual for thirty days. This step will take the idea and condition it into your nervous system as a habit.
  3. Define a clear trigger. When does your ritual start? A ritual to wake up is easy—the sound of your alarm clock will work. As for what triggers you to go to the gym, read a book or answer e-mail—you’ll have to decide.
  4. Tweak the Pattern. Your algorithm probably won’t be perfectly efficient the first time. Making a few tweaks after the first 30-day trial can make your ritual more useful.

Ways to Use a Ritual

Based on the above ideas, here are some ways you could implement your own rituals:

1. Waking Up

Set up a morning ritual for when you wake up and the next few things you do immediately afterward. To combat the grogginess after immediately waking up, my solution is to do a few pushups right after getting out of bed. After that, I sneak in ninety minutes of reading before getting ready for morning classes.

2. Web Usage

How often do you answer e-mail, look at Google Reader, or check Facebook each day? I found by taking all my daily internet needs and compressing them into one, highly-efficient ritual, I was able to cut off 75% of my web time without losing any communication.

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3. Reading

How much time do you get to read books? If your library isn’t as large as you’d like, you might want to consider the rituals you use for reading. Programming a few steps to trigger yourself to read instead of watching television or during a break in your day can chew through dozens of books each year.

4. Friendliness

Rituals can also help with communication. Set up a ritual of starting a conversation when you have opportunities to meet people.

5. Working

One of the hardest barriers when overcoming procrastination is building up a concentrated flow. Building those steps into a ritual can allow you to quickly start working or continue working after an interruption.

6. Going to the gym

If exercising is a struggle, encoding a ritual can remove a lot of the difficulty. Set up a quick ritual for going to exercise right after work or when you wake up.

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7. Exercise

Even within your workouts, you can have rituals. Spacing the time between runs or reps with a certain number of breaths can remove the guesswork. Forming a ritual of doing certain exercises in a particular order can save time.

8. Sleeping

Form a calming ritual in the last 30-60 minutes of your day before you go to bed. This will help slow yourself down and make falling asleep much easier. Especially if you plan to get up full of energy in the morning, it will help if you remove insomnia.

8. Weekly Reviews

The weekly review is a big part of the GTD system. By making a simple ritual checklist for my weekly review, I can get the most out of this exercise in less time. Originally, I did holistic reviews where I wrote my thoughts on the week and progress as a whole. Now, I narrow my focus toward specific plans, ideas, and measurements.

Final Thoughts

We all want to be productive. But time wasters, procrastination, and laziness sometimes get the better of us. If you’re facing such difficulties, don’t be afraid to make use of these rituals to help you conquer them.

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