If you could imagine time off, what would you be doing? Where would you go? Who would you ask to join you, if anyone? What would you hope to experience? This episode talks about what vacation means to you.

I am super excited for a vacation with my family. We are all heading out to stay under the same roof for some time away from everyday life. It’s been a while since we all got together for a family trip. What’s really different this time around is that I’m not planning everything out as I normally would. Instead, I’m going to choose a new set of vacation priorities. 

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP91’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. Typically, I am the type of person who likes to maximize every part of the day. I enjoy planning and prepping for vacation to get the most out of the experience. For this upcoming trip, I’m ready to slow down with a relaxing vacation so I don’t miss the opportunity to truly connect with myself and my family.

On our Wise Walk, I discuss how we can change the way we use vacations. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • What in your life do you need a vacation from? 
    • Who do you need a vacation from?
    • Do you need a vacation from the expectations you put on yourself day in and day out?

The word “vacation” relates to being empty, leaving something as a way to give yourself a break. It’s a way to disrupt a pattern in your life. You become free and “empty” of that responsibility.

Shift into the mentality of being free and present. Set your vacation intentions and new priorities with these Wise Walk questions:

    • Where in your life can you set these vacation priorities?
    • Where in your life do you need to be empty so you can be free?
    • How are you going to fully step into the new role you’re choosing for yourself?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:50] – Mary Tess likes to maximize every part of the day, but she’s ready to slow down with a relaxing vacation.

[04:57] – What’s the origin of the word “vacation”?

[06:13] – Mary Tess talks about why she used to love staycations.

[07:50] – Be the observer.

[10:22] – Mary Tess is stepping away from her usual habit of planning activities.

[13:00] – Shift into the mentality of being free and present.

[15:09] – Try on a new role in service of what you actually want in your life.

[17:47] – Everyone wins on this vacation! 

[19:13] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “I love this idea of taking a vacation from my constant patterns and habits.” – Mary Tess


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