Daily Vacation
15 min - Individual - Indoor - Outdoor - Repeated
Daily Vacation
The Daily Vacation exercise is a simple activity that requires you to take a couple of minutes out of your day to relax and focus on something you enjoy doing.
Research shows that to increase overall happiness, it's crucial to frequently engage in activities that encourage positive experiences. Increased positive emotion can build physical, intellectual, social and psychological resources.

How to do it

Research has shown that, rather than their intensity, the frequency of positive emotions and feelings is a stronger predictor of our overall level of happiness. Meaning that it’s more effective to increase the number of positive experiences than it is to intensify them.

You’re going to choose a different vacation every day. For example, going for a walk, chatting with a friend, having a hot bath, watching the sunrise while sipping on a mug of tea, etc. The only limit is your imagination. Just choose something you enjoy doing. Before you actually start, remember, your daily vacation is a time to relax. So set aside your worries and fears for a while. During the daily vacation, try to be present and experience what is happening. Notice the sensations. How are you feeling? What positive emotions are you experiencing? Take a mental note of them.

After your daily vacation remember to plan ahead for the next day; what will tomorrow’s daily vacation be? Feel free to look forward to it.

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