You work hard, take care of your family, and want to be able to relax and enjoy yourself.
There is always a never-ending list of things to do around the house, at work, and for your family; you just do not see how you can make it happen.
How can you get organized enough to have a great vacation?
Make a list of all that must happen to make that vacation a reality.
Have a family meeting. The family meeting can help motivate your family members to help get things done on the list. Talk about specific activities you would like to do on your vacation. Invite your family to talk about what they would like to do.
Enlist family and friends to help walk the dog, get the mail, and cut the grass while you are gone. Also offer to do the same for them if needed; it’s only fair.
A visual motivation for the goal: the friendly reminder. Put up colorful post-it notes and pictures around the house as a friendly reminder. These can be pictures of your destination or activities you have talked about.