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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

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      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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          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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          • (1) Research
          • (2) Deciding the topic
          • (3) Creating the outline
          • (4) Drafting the content
          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
          • (6) Revision
          • (7) etc.

          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

          2. Change Your Environment

          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

          6. Get a Buddy

          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

          Reality check:

          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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