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Find The Perfect Summer Destination Based On Your Personality

Find The Perfect Summer Destination Based On Your Personality

Finally, summer is here! It is time to relax and feel the warm of the sun. Maybe a fresh cocktail at the sea’s shore or a camping night with a bonfire could be in your plans, but how do you decide? Keep reading these summer vacation ideas and check which one your personality and taste identifies the best.

Cabin in the woods

    If you like nature contact and outdoor activities, this might be the perfect summer plan for you. Most of us like the idea of a wood cabin surrounded by trees, grass, leaves and hearing the birds singing, doing some hiking and bonfires at night. Sounds good, right? You can prepare your all-terrain truck, get some food, snacks, and groceries.

    This is a perfect destination for adventurous, creatives, artists, emotional & anxious personalities. 

    Summer at the beach

    There is nothing more enjoyable for extroverts than a day with their friends at the beach. A series of studies from the University of Virginia found that people get energized by being around other people and they can easily have some of the most fun playing in the sand and waves on a sunny day. Perhaps your favorite holiday plans are to chill out with friends for a while; maybe taking some drinks, snacks, playing volleyball, listening to music or swimming.

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    Friendly, carefree and sensible people really enjoy this activity. 

    Big city shopping

    If you like style and movement, there’s no better place for you than a big and fancy metropolis. You will definitely love New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles & San Diego down-towns for example. They are full of elegant stores, restaurants, bars and attractions. What about spending a day through the “Michigan Avenue” (Chicago) streets, walking around Central Park or taking a sightseeing tour in Hollywood – sounds like fun right? You just need to take care of yourself following the safety tips as always: avoiding dark and lonely places in NYC, asking for a private shuttle instead of taxi cabs in Downtown LA or checking some reviews before eating. Enjoy!

    Brave, determined, active and ambitious personalities love this kind of trips. 

    Barbecue at a friend’s house

    bbq

      If you are the type of person that likes routines, following step-by-step instructions or working at a steady pace, you definitely would enjoy visiting a friend and having a relaxed afternoon drinking some beers and preparing some barbecue ribs. These types of people are more interested in connections and relationships. They also admire practical solutions and live in the “here-and-now” moment. So, raise your hand if you feel identified because you’re certainly not alone!

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      One of the most favorite plans for sociable, friendly and loyal personalities.

      Valley winery

      There are not many places like these in the world. Wine regions or valleys have something special that leaves all visitors captivated. Maybe the perfect set of wine glasses, gourmet food, peaceful places and beautiful landscapes have what it takes to be your idea of a perfect getaway? So, you better choose between all the USA Wineries  like the famous Napa Valley or the Valley Vineyards in Delaware. Do you want to be more international? There’s a famous place located in Ensenada, Mexico that actually has the best wineries in the world – I’m not lying, take a look of it on TripAdvisor / Valle de Guadalupe.

      Great plan for peaceful, charming, adventurous and conservative personalities. 

      Museums, art galleries and coffee shops

        America has many unique cities full of museums, artistic and cultural festivals, and underground-secret-hidden cool sites to discover. Do you enjoy walking around looking for an architectural, beautiful, quiet place to read a book or take some pictures? Or, what about drinking a coffee at a particular coffee shop? Then, you must visit Los Angeles with its secret art or San Francisco’s Indie places like The Castro Theather and Sausalito with tons of art galleries and restaurants. Out from Cali, New Orleans is known because of its artistic inspiration and beautiful streets (yes, this town offers much more than just the famous Mardi Gras).

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        Ideal summer  for quiet, artistic, creative and calmed personalities.

        Amusement parks

        Americans love them. Whether you have family or not, going to an amusement park is an incredible idea for this summer. If you want to have fun, adrenaline and a bit of madness you have many options where you can go, such as Six Flags parks, Universal Studios (and Island’s of Adventure) , Knotts Berry Farm, Hersheypark, Cedar Pint, etc.

        Mostly bold, brave and fearless personalities

        Music Festivals

        Let me guess; you love partying, don’t you? The typical easygoing, funny, adventurous human being that loves to enjoy and party everywhere. Of course, music festivals are your hit and good news for you, there are many events coming this year. You just should take a look at some survival tips and advice about do’s and dont’s, what’s allowed and how to deal with the adventure.

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        Outgoing, impulsive, happy and creative personalities love these experiences.  

        A Road Trip

          Let’s face it, a road trip is not for everybody, lots of things can happen in the meanwhile and only a specific type of person would enjoy it. If you tend to be more naturally active, expressive, social and curious person, you will be enjoying the trip from the moment you leave your home. If you prefer talking more than listening and most of the time you’re thinking out loud, finding yourself easily distracted and doing lots of things at once, it’s probable that your next vacations could take route in a Forrest Gump adventuring style.

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          8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

          8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

          In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

          Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

          Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

          Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

          Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

          The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

          There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

          How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

          According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

          Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

          Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

          The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

          Listen carefully:

          We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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          The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

          Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

          8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

          There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

          Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

          1. Pray Daily

          You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

          When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

          Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

          Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

          2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

          A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

          By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

          Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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          If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

          This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

          How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

          3. Smile Often

          Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

          Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

          Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

          The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

          4. Organize Your Working Desk

          A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

          When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

          Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

          Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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          5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

          I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

          Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

          What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

          6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

          God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

          I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

          I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

          7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

          You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

          How do you do that? This is my formula:

          First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

          If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

          If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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          If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

          Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

          8. Go Exercise

          Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

          The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

          You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

          12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

          The Bottom Line

          It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

          It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

          Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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