Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

April 23, 2015 8:10 PM

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Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

The other day my friend told me her family goes on "adventures" not "vacations." "Vacations," she said, "makes it sound like we are vacating our life." The concept struck me powerfully. How often are we vacating our lives? How often do we want to escape, to get away from our every day? It is all too common to believe we have to over a three hundred days of boredom, frustration, stress, and angst in order to have a few days were we vacate the normal and actually live.

One of the ways I help my clients shift from feeling stuck to actively living their life is to ask them, "If these were the last five minutes of your life, is this what you want to be experiencing?" When we think we have an unlimited abundance of time, it is easy to say, "I'll stick it through this ...

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