There are so many ways to answer this question. So I will give you an example to illustrate.I am the first to say go enjoy a new adventure. But wow have trips got expensive! We are just looking into a hot winter holiday right now. Funny part is we have what I consider to be a very healthy budget. Yet everything seems to be twice what our budget is. Of course this needs to be put into perspective. We didn’t know there was so much out there until we got to search endlessly on google. Then as we are googling the system knows what we are looking at and next we are getting exotic pictures of fabulous vacation destinations right on our facebook feed and on our search lists. Suddenly the options are more and more and the lure is luring and the prices are getting higher and higher and . . . Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! STOP! Let’s reel this in. Stop letting the internet control your decisions and your thought processes. Stop letting marketing make you feel like you are not enough. Ironically, that is exactly what the marketing ads are trying to do . . . make you feel like when you buy xyz you will finally feel a certain way and be enough. Decide how you want to feel! And make it reasonable to how much you are willing to work for it. Start the vacation planning again:
Why is this trip important? - to get away and de-stressWhat are the main objectives of this trip? - rest and relaxationHow do you want to feel on this trip? - relaxed, beached, alive, adventurous, vibrant, nurtured & on-budget.
When you know these answers, it makes it much easier to stay focused when you are looking at your options. Plus you can ensure you get what you want when you have pre-set filters that guide you when the fog sets in. And best part, you won’t have buyer’s remorse OR a credit card bill that needs to get paid off long after the thrill is over. Of course booking a trip is just one example. This can be applied to any purchase, decision or time when you are feeling less than. Creating a vision and knowing how you want to feel before, during and after the experience always gets you more of what you most want. This is an incredible way to take your control back! Step by step you will get more of the life you want.
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