Reasons for the Purpose of Your Next Vacation
Goals and vacation don’t sound like they go together. After all, vacations don’t have to be work, but goals don’t have to be work. But the Harvard Business Review is right about it: Setting vacation goals helps you prioritize what you want out of them.
I often take vacations with certain expectations – mostly to relax. Then I will forget about this expectation, trying to squeeze monthly tasks into the week. HBR offers a better way:
it is worth knowing in advance what success looks like on vacation so as not to waste time. Your goal may be to reconnect with your spouse, spend time with your kids, catch up on reading, start a new fitness regimen, make progress with your novel, or literally just vegetate. Any of these goals are worthy, but they need to be formulated ahead of time so you can prioritize.
It’s a goal, but it’s more like a goal to have fun. I really think it’s important to make sure this target doesn’t require much maintenance. In fact, this is more of a priority. You don’t want to come back from vacation feeling like you’ve failed in something, and you certainly don’t want to come back feeling like you need a vacation.
Hell, maybe your goal is just not to worry about cultivating, recharging, etc. – it’s perfectly okay to have a goal of just “do nothing, just relax.” The idea is to create a goal so you can prioritize.
HBR is a good example for this, and you can read more about it at the link below.