Why you should adopt a holiday mindset.

Since I moved to Melbourne I’ve been waiting for the day it stops feeling like a holiday, but it hasn’t. So many new things to do and places to see.

But even amongst the routine I’ve developed an unwavering curiosity to explore and discover new places, people and things to do.

I’ve been able to maintain what I call a ‘holiday mindset.’

So why should you adopt a holiday mindset? There’s here’s a few reasons…

1. You grow like a mofo.

Because you do the things you wouldn’t normally do — the things that scare you.

2. You talk to everyone.

In this digital age it’s so easy to hide behind our devices. And I’m guilty of it too.

But when you’re on holiday you are more curious about people and what’s going on around you.

Striking up conversations with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

And as a result there’s a greater sense of connection – you feel more charismatic and dynamic.

For me this has made such a fundamental difference to my everyday.

It’s lead to beautiful moments with strangers, fun times, and even friendships.

3. You become more resilient.

When you’re open to the unknown, you expect the unexpected.

So when shit hits the fan, or doesn’t go to plan. You move on as quickly as you damn well can.

Why?

Because on holiday you have that sense of urgency. It will end, so you make the most of it.

4. You carpe the fuck out of your diem.

I’m going to take a stab in the dark here and assume that most people don’t go on holiday to binge watch Game of Thrones… (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

This isn’t to say you can’t relax. You can, you do, and you need to.

But for the most part you’re excited about creating new and memorable moments.

And that’s the beauty of it.