Do something to let go of the stress of this year. You absolutely need to relax after the difficult year this has been!
Right now, for example, I am relaxing by watching educational videos on youtube. I am learning about heavy equipment which is not my job but I am interested in many things. Do whatever strikes your fancy and something you haven’t done before.
For the rest of this year, I am taking a vacation. It is my first vacation of this year and it feels fantastic. It was strange to not have to do something today. I like it though. I am not complaining. I am so fortunate to be in the situation I am in. Every day I have gratitude for the luck and opportunities that I have been given.
Many people say that they “earned” or “hustled” their way to success. I doubt it. Most honest people will say they were in the right place at the right time and got lucky. Everyone’s life has different kinds of luck. For example, one boss told me that I had the worst luck because of the way that things happened at work that I got to experience. I disagree it wasn’t bad luck, it was my willingness to do what was difficult but necessary to be done.
This isn’t about work, however, but about having fun. Do something that you never have done before. Be with the person that you love. Find a way to bring little bits of joy and happiness to your everyday life. For me learning something is joyful, and being comfortable is joyful. I feel very comfortable and happy about where I am and what I am doing. This is not to brag, but simply an example that happiness is more found in the small pleasures you can enjoy each day than in the large ones.