Can’t Change a Habit. Change Your Habitat.
Feeling stuck? Bored and tired of the same old routine? You're not alone. It's part of the reason why we take vacations: to vacate our everyday life.
However, while a vacation can create a temporary respite from your ordinary habits, unless it's a transformational travel experience (check out the Transformational Travel Council and Alain de Botton's book "The Art of Travel"), it may not have lasting value in altering your stuckness or killing your boredom.
Of course, there is an alternative route. Maybe it's time for you to change your habitat. And if moving to a new place sounds frightening, you can always try an extended vacation—a sabbatical—so that you have time to start altering your habits and shifting your mindset. You might find that changing where you live might change your life.
If this sounds remotely interesting, consider joining us this summer at MEA Baja, as we're making the whole summer (July-September) available for our wellness vacation experience—Re*fresh. While it's perfect for even a three-night respite, we will be offering both weekly and monthly rates this summer (all-inclusive of 3 meals a day and some light, optional programming). If you want to do a shorter stay, feel free to check out the Re*fresh portion of the website, but if you'd like to explore a stay of weeks or even months, schedule a call with our Admissions team, who can offer you special rates for extended stays.
As you get ready for a new year and a new you, it's worth considering that a new habitat could be the perfect catalyst for this transformation.
Lastly, for those of you who want to experience a 5-night workshop dedicated to changing your habits, join BJ Fogg, one of the world's leading habits experts, for his workshop "Tiny Habits, Massive Changes" from July 15-20 at MEA's Santa Fe campus.
P.S. Welcome to winter. It’s the shortest day of the year - a perfect time to curl-up with a book in front of a fireplace. I’m honored that AARP chose my new book “Learning to Love Midlife” as one of their top choices for the best books this winter (here’s the list).