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November 10, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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MKMMA Week – 6 Eliminating Negative Thoughts Will Change How You See Everything

Have you ever wanted to learn how eliminating negative thoughts will change how you see everything?

Do you struggle with negative thoughts?

Do you listen to talk radio or news stations like CNN or Fox News? If so you may be unconsciously creating a negative attitude and begin to live in fear the stories you hear coming true.

If you are listening to these programs on a daily basis you are bombarding your mind with negativity and if you pay attention you will notice yourself sharing what you have heard from these sources with your family friends and acquaintances. By listening to so much negative information you are unconsciously programming yourself to see life from a negative point of view and will change how you live your life on a daily basis and how you see your future.

Stop right now and take an inventory of how many sources of media you listen to or watch on the internet or social media.

How many did you come up with?

I came up with 5 things that used to bombard my thoughts every day.

  1. Rush Limbaugh: I would listen to his show every morning and noticed that every theme no matter what day was negative. What the President did wrong, what this senator said or did wrong and how it is going to ruin this country.
  2. Fox News: If I heard of a story I would watch Fox News or CNN News to get the latest details and hear from an expert on the topic of how damaging it was to our government or our society.
  3. Political and community posts on social media: I found myself daily getting emotional about a post on Facebook or Twitter or a group I belong to about something in the new or in my community and most of the opinions were focused on the negative without any comments about a positive solution.
  4. Talking or thinking about negative things about other people: I constantly found myself looking at people and picking out what was wrong with what they were doing or what they were wearing.
  5. Holding grudges against other people who have wronged and hurt me or wronged and hurt someone I love.

Thes five things I was doing on a regular basis were causing me to create and generate a negative vibe where ever I went. It took me a while to learn this valuable lesson but when I learned how these habits were damaging my future and possibility the future of my children and my friends.

So what is the solution to repelling the negativity in our media and our society?

One solution I found is to go on a mental diet, a Seven Day Mental Diet. This one simple tool allowed me to become an observer of the thoughts I think and substitute them for a positive thought. This tool can transform a negative attitude into a positive mental attitude.

For example; If I see a girl who is dressed in bright colored clothes and has blue hair and is expressing her opinion about something she believes in my old negative self-talk would say ” That girl is just trying to make people notice her and like her by dressing so outrageously and coloring her hair blue”.

But by becoming an observer of my thoughts I can now substitute these negative thoughts with the positive thought; “Wow I admire this person’s unique way of expressing herself and it so wonderful that she is not trying to look like someone else because she is not someone else, she is a uniquely created being that was hand made by her creator and has gifts talents and abilities that are unique to her and no one else.”

Using this tool is called the law of substitution and is a tool that you can master only through daily practice.

If you find yourself in my shoes constantly being bombarded by negative thoughts you can help yourself by starting the Seven Day Mental Diet now.

If you would like a copy of the diet you can find it on my website. The-Seven-Day-Mental-Diet-MKE

Please leave me a comment on this topic and share your experience if you decide to go on the diet.

November 3, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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MKMMA Week 5 – Give More Get More

Give more get more is a hard lesson to learn because he who has very little will question how can I give if I have very little?

But it is not monetary or physical gifts that the world needs, it is your gifts, talents, and abilities that you were given when you born that the world needs.

If you were to ask the average person the question “what are your gifts and talent you have to share with the world”? Most people would respond with I don’t know or I don’t have any gifts to give.

Then there are some like myself who had to learn the hard way, I spent 46 years of my life looking for a way to discover my gifts and every minute has fashioned me to be who I am today.

Most people believe that in order to discover your gifts you have to go to college for four years and be trained for the field you wish to make your career and there is nothing wrong with that path as long as it is the path you have chosen for yourself and not just because someone told you that is what you should do.

Some people believe the most important thing every child should be taught is to become a self-directed thinker and given tools to discover their unique gifts talents and abilities and how to use them for the good of humanity.

The Master Key Experience course has helped me learn how to uncover my gifts, the tools to create the life I want and the importance of Give More Get More.

In this week’s lesson, I learned how my mind can be directed to focus on good thoughts and how to eliminate the bad thoughts by shifting my focus on thinking about places that have pleasant associations and during the exercise I visited two places.

The first place was Disneyland where I immediately pictured myself walking down Mainstreet, seeing all the smiling faces of the guests and smelling the baked goods and sweets and I felt overflowing with happiness and joy.

The second place I went to was the office of my home in the future where I had life-changing conversations with hundreds and hundreds of clients and helped them discover and pursue their dharma, the life of their dreams. This process was teaching me another way to defend against negative thoughts that kept me trapped in the past and equips me now to focus on positive thoughts and associations.

If you are currently not living a life you love, a life that fuels you to get out of bed every day with excitement to

October 20, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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MKMMA Week 3 – Relax and Let Go

By relaxing and letting go I can inhibit all thoughts and focus on the miraculous things my body does automatically. This process puts me in touch with my creator.

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  • When You breathe. The air first travels into your mouth and nose. From there it goes into your trachea—also called your windpipe—and then travels through tubes called airways, all the way down into your lungs. Air contains oxygen, and once inside the lungs, the oxygen can travel through the bloodstream to wherever in the body it’s needed.
  • Your body heals itself. The power that made your body also designed your body to heal. For example, if you cut your finger it bleeds, a scab forms and it heals. Your body makes 2.5 million red blood cells every second and 250,000 white blood cells every second? Your body has 50 to 75 trillion cells and your nervous system controls them all. A single neuron can handle as many as 833 impulses per second. Your liver performs over 657 known functions simultaneously without you even being aware of them.
  • The Flow of your blood. The job of the circulatory system is to move blood, nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hormones, around the body. It consists of the heart, blood, blood vessels, arteries and veins.

Think about all the processes that happen in your body automatically.

Can you relate and understand how amazing this is and most of us take it for granted.

This week our Master Key part 3 exercise was to be perfectly still, and inhibit all thought as far as possible, but relax, let go, let the muscles take their normal condition; this will remove all pressure from the nerves, and eliminate that tension which so frequently produces physical exhaustion.

So as I started the exercise I began to visualize what happens when I breathe and see the airflow into my lungs and be distributed throughout my body and with each breath, I was able to relax all the muscles and nerves in my body starting from the top of my head down my spine to my butt and eventually to my toes. As I repeated this process I began to feel the electrical signals follow the same path and it felt amazing.

This exercise gave me a new connection to God my creator, the source of all good. It made me realize how easily I can help myself start each day with a clean slate. I can let go of all the stress and worry about the things I did or didn’t do yesterday, forgive all those that hurt me and walk-in complete harmony with all life.

This course is truly an answer to prayer, it has given me a powerful tool to control my thoughts feelings and actions, change the way I react to any situation and positive or negative and create an outcome that is a win-win for everyone involved.

If you struggle with negativity, worry and fear know that you have the ability to free yourself, you just don’t know it.

If you would like to learn how to start this process grab a copy of the Seven Day Mental Diet. This diet will give you a new understanding of how the thoughts you think about are affecting your attitude, feelings, and actions.

Please connect with me on my facebook group if you would like to discuss this topic or leave a comment.

Have a blessed week!

October 12, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Week 2 – Replacing Bad Habits With Good Habits is The Key To Long Term Success

Replacing bad habits with good habits is the key to long term success and the Alladin’s lamp to creating the life your soul longs for.

Have you ever wondered why you keep doing the same thing over and over again and your life is not working?

Have you ever felt stuck and not able to move your life in a direction that is aligned with your goals dreams and desires?

I felt that way for years until I found this course. The Master Key Experience six-month course has given me the tools to recognize the bad habits and thought patterns that have kept me on a path to nowhere for years.

This week’s discovery is all about evaluating which habits serve me at achieving my heart’s desire and which habits wound, weaken and disable me from living my authentic purpose. While reading Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman Scroll One this week I had a revelation, I began to see how this simple book was a catalyst to empower me to succeed at changing the things I habitually think about, and by changing my thoughts I am changing the feelings that are attached to those thoughts and in turn the actions that are attached to those feelings.

This is the passage that really impacted me this week.

Only principles endure and these I now possess, for the laws that will lead me to greatness are contained in the words of these scrolls. What they will teach me is more to prevent failure than to gain success, for what is success other than a state of mind?
Which two, among a thousand wise men, will define success in the same words; yet failure is always described in one way. Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be. In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.

After reading this passage I began to ask myself “what is one habit in my life that has stopped me, or has been a roadblock keeping me from having the life I want?” The answer that came to me was “you must stop entertaining thoughts of running out of money and not being able to pay your rent.”

I began to look back and recognize this as a habitual thought from my old blueprint and remembered that I don’t have to entertain those thoughts anymore but now have the power to use the Law of Substitution to replace that of lack with the thought of abundance and as long do the mental work pursuing my authentic purpose and partnering with God I can have what I want and expect it with confidence. By exercising that law I created a new habit of always focusing on the good, on abundance and the greater good not just for me but for all people.

My authentic purpose is to empower each person in my path today to recognize the greatness within them, partner with the source of all good, the creator of all things, give them the tools to live each day powerfully based on their purpose and give permission to the people in their lives to do the same.

Take a moment a do this exercise.

  1. Get a [iece of paper and draw a line down the middle.
  2. Think about the things you do every day that don’t serve you and write them on the left side of the line.
  3. On the right and side of the line write down a positive thought that excites you and counteracts each of the old habits.
  4. Envision the most extravagant outcome and feel the emotions as if you already accomplished them.

October 6, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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MKE – Week 1 The Adventure of a Lifetime

This week kicks another new adventure for me because every September since 2015 I choose to participate in the Master Key MKMMA six month course.

This course has the most impactful personal development work I have ever done because it gave me the tools to gain control of my thoughts and become a conscious observer of my thought, feelings, and habits.

Another valuable tool I learned through the Master Key Experience course is that my life today is the direct result of all my past experiences and the beauty of knowing that is I now have the power to look back and view those past experiences in detail without shame or embarrassment.

You don’t know what a great blessing that was to me. In 2015 before I found this course I was trapped in a world of the constant shame of losing my health and wellness business and all of our life savings. For three years every day, I was haunted by the loss of $250,000 and viewed myself and my life as a failure.

I was constantly looking for the answers to my problems outside of myself to help me get out of this trap. I went through hundreds of programs read many personal development books and attended many courses all with the hope of fixing my broken life and regaining confidence in myself. The reason I never could help myself at the end of each program one that the instructors told me what to do think but never how to use my mind to help myself or how to become a self-directed thinker.

Through this course, I now have the ability to create the life I want, take full responsibility for where it is my life is today and stop blaming others for my broken life. Master Key Course gave me the tools and taught me how my mind works and the answers I had been searching for were inside myself, that the world within creates the world without.

July 18, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Teaching Your Child to be Aware Can Save Them A Lot of Grief or Possibly Their Lives

By teaching your child to be aware you can save them a lot of grief or possibly save their lives.

Do you remember when you were a kid and you ran across the street without looking?

Do you remember doing something that was dangerous and your parent asked you “Why did you do that”?

I remember many at times being stopped for running in a store, not looking where I was going and bumping into an older woman which almost caused her to trip. I was immediately asked by my mother why did you do that, you could have caused that woman to fall and she could have gotten injured.? I gave the standard answer I don’t know.

On another occasion, my mom found out that I had been the peeling wallpaper off the wall in our bedroom. What started as a small 3-inch area turned into a 10-inch area due to me constantly picking at the wall. When she confronted me and asked me why I picked at the wallpaper my response was “I don’t know”, but what I really wanted to say was I had fun doing it but feared I might get a worse punishment If I was honest.

What are some ways we can teach our children to be more aware of the effects of their actions so they can avoid the mistakes we made as kids?

After doing some research on this topic I found some great resources. The first resource I found was an article called The 4 ‘Whats’ of Negative Behavior By Keath Low

The first of the 4 WHATS is simply asking the child to identify the behavior.

  1. What Did You Do?
  2. What Happened When You Did That? This WHAT deals with the consequences of the child’s behavior. (These two questions identify a behavior and a consequence. Through this process, explains Dr. Manos, you are helping a child to learn to self-monitor — to look at their behavior and see what effect their behavior has on the environment and people around them. Once a child begins to make gains in this understanding and awareness of his or her behaviors, parents can then add the next two WHATS which are related to future behavior.)
  3. What Could You Have Done Instead?
  4. What Would Have Happened If You’d Have Done That?

“So future behavior, future consequences,” explains Dr. Manos. “The 4 WHATS is a highly potent strategy, since many people aren’t self-aware, aren’t self-observant, and grow up to deflect blame, give excuses, and not be accountable.” The 4 WHATS addresses this and helps a child learn and practice appropriate behavior to replace the inappropriate behavior.

As with all behavior management strategies, it is important to remember not to use the 4 WHATS when you are upset or when your child is upset.

You can read the whole article at https://www.verywellmind.com/teaching-children-with-the-4-whats-20733

By teaching our children to be more aware of their behavior, actions, consequences and how their actions affect other people around them they have the potential of carrying those new ways of being into adulthood.

I had two experiences just this evening.

The first when occurred while at the supermarket, we just purchase our groceries and were leaving the store when a man ran after a woman and grabbed her purse and said mam, mam you took something. It turned out that the lady had stolen something from the supermarket and was caught shoplifting. If the woman who was stealing knew that if enough people stole from the store and were not caught the store may have to raise their prices.

The second experience occurred while entering a parking lot there was a couple walking their dog down the middle of the driveway making it difficult for us pass them on the left or the right and after a few seconds, they slowly moved over to the right so I could pass safely but acted like I was not enough there. These are two examples of people that are not aware of how their actions affect others and if you look closely you will see many examples every day. This couple could have just as easily crossed the driveway and walked down to the store on the right and side out of the way of traffic and not cause a backup of cars in the driveway or they could have just walked on the sidewalk.

Please take these tools and examples to heart and train your children about social awareness, it may very well save them a lot of trouble in the future.

Leave a comment with some of your experiences you had with your children and the methods that had an impact on your family.

Mike

July 18, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Celebrating The Fourth of July with Friends and Family

Celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family is something I always look forward to every year and this year was one of the best.

We have been meeting at a local park for the last five years where we can picnic, play games and watch the evening fireworks show. Previous years we would go to the beach but we didn’t feel safe due to the people around us lighting and throwing their fireworks near us.

Dinosaur Park is a great location for the fourth of July because you get to see many of the houses adjacent to the park all decked out in red white and blue and one house is set up for the police to stop by and enjoy some food.

My day started with fulfilling our list of things to bring, get everything loaded in the truck, cook the corn and be at the park by 3 pm. It only took me about an hour to load the truck because our garage is packed to the gills with so much stuff but that is a topic I will save for another time. We brought tables, chairs, our grill and an array of chairs, corn on the cob and cowboy beans.

We arrived at the park at 3:15 pm surprised to find that we were the first ones there. We unpacked the entire truck and we were all set up before anyone else arrived and I could not believe how organized we were this year. Everyone soon arrived and immediately everyone engaged in the festivities. We had a group of four people who were playing a game, others catching up and meeting new friends.

I was focused on helping cook the food. My role was usually to set up the barbeque and leave the cooking to someone else but I really enjoyed being more involved in cooking this year but my favorite thing that day was playing with my two-year-old granddaughter Anaya.

She is so expressive and is already speaking in sentences. She would say things like “Gippa I get to wear my panda hat and gloves.”  But was most adorable was when she was looking down you couldn’t see her face all you could see was the pandas face. I also loved the way she teased me when I tried to take her picture she would turn and run away and say come over here Gippa pose for the picture but when I would attempt to take the picture she would run away.

Anaya in Panda hat

We had a total of 11 people attending our little celebration, the fireworks show was really good and Anaya commented on each one. The fireworks show ended by 9:30 and we were home before 10:30 pm.

We ended our Fourth of July celebration with watching the movie Independence Day Resurgence.

Please leave me a comment with one of your favorite Fourth of July memories.

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Mom with her baby

July 18, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Parents Who share Their Political Beliefs in The Right Context can Help Their Children Make Wise Choices

Did your parents talk to you about political issues with you while growing up?

Did your parents teach you how to vote at the polls on election day?

Parents that share their political beliefs in the right context can help their children make wise choices and become more involved in their community helping others.

I recall a time during an election year when I asked my Mom who she was going to vote for and she replied: “That’s none of your business”.

My mother never shared her political beliefs with me but she did take me with her on election day how and showed me how to vote. I remember her pushing the little pin in the hole next to her candidate on the ballot and getting a sticker afterward but she never shared with us kids who won, why, and she never became angry over the results.

I didn’t think about it much about politics after that conversation and I would certainly avoid asking my mom that question in the future and I  don’t remember my Mom or my uncle sharing their political views at the dinner table or in general conversation.

Politics did not become important to me until I turned 18 years old and I registered to vote. I remember when I filled out the voter registration form and one of the questions asked me to choose my political party. I paused for a moment and checked the Democrat box because my mom was a Democrat. Now I had no understanding of what either party believed and I was not up to speed on the major political issues of that time but I knew that as a newly registered voter I felt it was my responsibility to learn what the candidates of my party believed and to read all the propositions along with the Pros and Cons of each proposition.

I made I sure I did my homework on all the candidates and the issues on the ballot and when it came time for me to vote I can remember standing in the booth and I could hear my mom’s instructions in my mind all over again. After I voted I made sure not to leave without picking up my  “I Voted” sticker because I wanted to let everyone know that I had a say now in how our government would be run but to my surprise, 90% of the candidates never fulfilled on their campaign promises. That statistic intrigued me so much I decided to switch things up the next election and research how each candidate voted on an important social issue like abortion, the economy, the creation of new jobs and welfare in between elections and I was surprised to find that many of the candidates I had voted for in previous elections had beliefs and agendas that were contrary to my own beliefs.

Because, my wife and I never were taught much about politics as children growing up we felt it was important to educate our son about important social issues so we always kept an open-door policy when it came to talking about topics like abortion, slavery, welfare, and discrimination with our son and invited him to ask questions. We even found some funny dramas that we watched together as a family which allowed us to discuss the topics and invited our son to ask questions afterward.

Our goal was to teach our son to look at an issue from all angles and see how it affects everyone involved not just one side or the side we believed to be right. We wanted to train our son to not adopt our beliefs because of what we said but to research the issues himself, base his decision on the facts and bring back any questions he would like to discuss with us.

Our son still uses that method today whether he is investigating the synopsis of the latest movie, a political issue in the news or a car he was considering buying and we are so proud of the man he has become.

By teaching our children to think for themselves, giving them the tools to make wise decisions they will grow up and develop their own voice and not be afraid to discuss sensitive issues with their children.

Six ways to help your child become socially responsible and make wise choices in the future.

  1. Discuss political issues with your children respectfully and without criticism.
  2. Use your child’s curiosity to facilitate teachable moments.
  3. Let your child have a voice and listen.
  4. Encourage your child to listen to both sides of an issue.
  5. Help your child to focus on what is best for everyone involved.
  6. Volunteer with your child in your community to help them learn the value of helping others.

Ideas for volunteering with your child in your community

  • Visit a nursing home or retirement community. Spending time with older members of your community benefits both your children and the elderly.
  • Participate in PAWSwalk. What could be better than spending a day at the park? Spending a day at the park with lots of dogs – while helping the animals at PAWS!
  • Participate in a community clean-up day. Neighborhood organizations often host seasonal clean-up days for parks and other public areas.
We packed 10,000 meals as a team
Elevate Church volunteers in San Luis Obispo, CA packed 10,000 meals.

You can find many other volunteer opportunities here

Please post a comment with your experience growing up and how it affected you and where you are today.

June 30, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Disciplining Your Children Can Be Very Challenging

Five ways to discipline your children and keep communication flowing.

Discipling your children can be very challenging at times and deciding how to discipline a child can be one of the hardest parts of being a parent. We all want our kids to grow up to be respectful and responsible adults that know how to communicate effectively. So how do we decide which forms of discipline to use that will accomplish our goal?

I remember several times when I was a kid where my mother asked me to do something and I told her I did not want to do it and even asked her why I had to do it, and her response was because I told you to. I also remember her adding if you don’t do your chores you won’t be able to go over your friend’s house tomorrow.

I can also remember when my two sisters and I were teenagers and were just getting introduced to drugs and alcohol how frustrating it must have been for my mom to raise 3 kids as a single mom and deal with all our stuff. Looking back I know my mom did the best she could with what she had and every parent is doing the same. They are only doing what can with what they have been taught to do by their parents.

I have also heard of parents that do not put up with any backtalk at all from their kids and just immediately resort to physical discipline.

Looking back 30 years ago I can remember the day we became foster parents to my 6-year old nephew Lonnie and after putting him to bed that evening my wife and I looked at one another and said: “what have we done we don’t have any experience raising a child”.

One of the keys to our success with our new son is my wife and I created a game plan ahead of time. We set rules and we carefully explained the rules below to our son.

  1. If you ask Mom for permission to do something and she says no, don’t bother asking me because I trust your mother’s judgment.
  2. If you make a mistake or break something let us know right away and don’t try to hide it.
  3. If you are upset about something please come and tell us, what you are upset about so we can help you work through what is upsetting you.
  4. When he became a teenager we gave him permission that if he drank too much to call us and we would gladly pick him up no matter what time it was.
  5. When we did had to resort to physical discipline we would wait until all tempers cooled and then we would go to his room and explain to him why we had to discipline him and that was only to help him make a better choice next time.

I know it is different to become a  parent with a 6-year old than a baby but by following these rules and sharing them with my son in advance we saved everyone a bunch of time, energy and had a lot of fun being parents.

Father and his Son

Five ways to discipline your children and keep communication flowing.

  1. Remember to not take the child’s actions or attitude as a personal attack on you or your spouse and to stay unemotional when disciplining.
  2. When your child does break a rule let them know that you love them and to discipline them by denying a future privilege. For example, if your child was supposed to be home by 9 pm and he or she got home late let him or her know that you are glad they are home safe, but because they were late they will be disciplined in the near future.
  3. When you discipline your child and they complain saying that’s not fair,  just respond with I know it doesn’t seem fair but that is how we choose to discipline you for not being home on time.
  4. Discipline the actions, not the emotions.
  5. After you discipline your child to affirm your love for your child and encourage them that you are always there for them to talk about the challenges they are facing and no topic is off limits.

For a great list of child discipline type please refer to 5 Different types of child discipline.

I learned how to control my thoughts through the 7 Day Mental Diet and the Master Key Experience.

If you would like to learn how to create a business working from home check out my course here at Tapas For Life.

Leave me a comment about your experiences with raising your kids, what worked and what didn’t work.

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June 15, 2019
by mikelovesjp
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Daycations Are a Great Way to Break Up the Work Week

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Weekly Daycations are a great way to take a break from work in the middle of the rush to finish that project or meet some other deadline. A daycation is a vacation that only lasts one day.

Sometimes we just go to a local beach like Avila Beach for the day and play tourist.

I have found these mini vacations with my wife have been a wonderful time of fun, laughter, and memories.

Last year in December we planned a day where we would have lunch at Andersen’s Split Pea restaurant drive to the small town of Solvang and do a Nisse treasure hunt. We had a wonderful time at lunch using a buy one get one free coupon, hunting for the Nisse and ended the evening with dinner at a local supermarket where we had a coupon for a free large coffee, a free sandwich with a $10 purchase and picnicking in our car.

You can find information on the Nisse hunt below.

Nisse Adventure

November 29, 2019-January 5, 2020
Solvang Visitor’s Center

Explore Solvang and see if you can find those mischievous elf-like Danish figures, the Jule Nisse to win a prize. This is a fun free, self-guided activity that families can do at their own pace.

Throughout the entire month of December, these festive little gnomes will be hidden in different locations around Solvang with a map providing clues to each location. Once you find all of the Nisse, return to the Solvang Visitor’s Center for a prize!

Have some fun with the Jule Nisse puzzle, click on the image to access the puzzle.

By scheduling a Daycation each month of the year you will be building new family traditions and get that much-deserved vacation even if it is broken up into 12 little vacations.

In May my wife and I had to drive up to the San Francisco Bay Area to get a certified marriage certificate so my wife could get a real ID and we turned it into an opportunity to visit all the homes we lived in from San Carlos, CA the year we were married 1988 to Palo Alto, CA in 1989. We left home at 11AM on Friday and returned home at 10PM on Saturday. We were only away for 20 hours but it felt like we were gone for a couple of days. Each place we stopped brought back a flood of wonderful memories that we have shared over the years.

For the month of June, we are planning a trip to Carmel, CA and visit the shops and restaurants we frequented while we were dating, like this little cafe.

Cafe in Carmel
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So be adventurous and plan a day trip with your sweetheart each month of the year.

Would you like to create time for more daycations? Check out my course Create a Business Working from Home

Please leave me a comment of where you plan to visit.

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