Written by, Erinne G. Tripp
In theory, a family vacation sounds magical. A week away from the daily stressors of life, quality time with the ones you love, long days, warm sun, lots of laughs and memories to last a life-time.
Reality check…while your vacation may include some of these dream-like scenarios, there may also be a few minor setbacks along the way. Togetherness is great, but too much together time can also bring conflict. Staying mindful and self-aware of what drives and motivates you can help you take steps to avoid the sources of stress and tension and allow you to make the most of your vacation.
So, what could possibly cause stress in paradise? A lot, so it’s very important to remember that each family member is different and based on these differences, what seems like a perfect day to one member, could feel overwhelming to another. Understanding your triggers and taking steps to avoid them when possible, can make a world of difference.
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While no vacation will ever be 100% perfect, being self-aware and recognizing each other’s needs and differences can help get you one step closer to the vacation of your dreams. If you are interested in learning more about the power of self-awareness and how tools like Predictive Index® (PI®) can help you better understand what drives and motivates you, what may trigger stress and how others around you may be motivated differently, visit www.mcgpartners.net or contact me directly at Erinne.firstname.lastname@example.org
About MCG Partners
We are a woman-owned consulting firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, talent management and career management solutions. We help businesses optimize success through the entire management life-cycle. MCG Partners is also a Predictive Index® (PI®) certified partner.