I like to pack for a trip by getting up in the morning and getting dressed.
I put everything into my cosmetic bag that I put on, as I use it.
I usually take too many clothes, and sometimes not the right things. At least I think about what I might need. Shoes are the single most important item. Nothing is worse than being unable to walk because your feet hurt.
I usually get more done just getting ready to go. It is the best time to clear my desk too. Sometimes I take organizational tasks with me and find it easy to take care of them while I’m gone and there aren’t so many things to do!
However the main thing is being able to focus on having a good time and “being with ” everyone you’re with on a trip!
Pack the best attitude possible and the rest will fall into line for you! It always does for me.
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Packing bags, getting ready seems like such a job.
Details, details, details. I’m not a list maker, but I believe I will become one! Going away from home for more than a weekend there are many things that just simply have to be done. Bills paid? Everyone notified? Arrangements for other people to do things every day? A place to stay? Reservations for a car and activities? Documents in order? Laundry? Packing? So for the first part, a great deal of planning and energy goes into getting ready. This builds anticipation of something fun to come and that is exciting. Getting ready is a booster to morale! There is a drop-dead deadline. When it is time to leave for a flight, you’ve got to be ready!
Then the relaxation begins. Even before arriving, there’s some time to read, to think, to relax. Traveling itself is very exciting and fun.
Nice that a vacation in another place is the experience of a time-stops-still kind of pace. Instead of clock time, everything is “in the moment.” Drink it in, savor it. It is a click-click-click in the mind as though a camera were recording every moment!
The third reason for me is returning. It is not with sadness, it is happiness and a new perspective! Energized! Being refreshed and having been pampered there’s a new energy of expectation of how I want my life and surroundings to be! So a part of the “vacation brought home” involves the vision of and what I can do to be better and to do better.
Right after I pay the bills, I’ll write my blog post for today!
Right after the closet is rearranged, I’ll make appointments.
Right after I wash up these dishes, I’ll invite some friends for a get-together.
Right after I take out the trash, I’ll get started on social media posting.
Right after the kids go back to school, I will begin my new home business.
You get the point! I’m the queen of “Right After.” You may be also!
It all comes back to What do I really want?
Do I really want to be a blogger? Do I really want to make appointments that turn into sales? Do I really want to help other people become successful in doing the same thing? Do I really want to run a successful home business?
So two-step tango really: 1. Write down what you really want and 2. Write down what you will do.
Join a company with a valid product you really love or can become passionate about.
Decide and begin quickly to promote.
Get going every day to repeat step 2! Do not over think it, and do not complicate it!
When you check out the company, spend a little time researching how long it has been in business, how many reps are already selling the product, whether they truly have a unique niche product that people will want. Many companies go out of business each year and many new companies launch each year. Getting into one that’s on the startup side of things allows more possibilities to take a larger market share if you are in the earlier stages! Make sure you absolutely love the product and do a little looking around. Maybe nearly the same thing is available somewhere else. Make sure the product does what is claimed, suggested. Health and wellness companies are springing up daily it seems. Once in a long while there’s something really new, but most companies are in the “me too” business. What they offer is also offered elsewhere — ( and sometimes that’s right there in your local health food store, drugstore, or grocery).
Joining a winning person or team can also help you, but ultimately these types of business have as a selling point that you will be in business for yourself, so the adage, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” is true. So ultimately this requires self-confidence. I can point you to some great sources for that! 🙂
Look around and join someone who you can feel comfortable will be there to help you, but not manage you. You want someone with leadership but not someone who wants to hold your hand! After all, isn’t what you are looking for something you can hold in your own hands?