The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast

The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast

Episode 183: How to Optimize Your Vacation or Short Staycation to Fully Recharge and Avoid Burnout

June 23, 2023

In this episode re-release from August 2022, Dr. Lisa walks through the benefits of using a vacation departure plan and vacation optimizer plan. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after coming home from vacation? Being intentional around your holidays can make your time away more enjoyable, plus you get to avoid the stress and burnout that can happen before and after vacation time! You need and deserve time off, so listen in to make it work for you to fill your cup and feel re-energized.

In today’s episode, we cover:
  • What is included in a vacation departure plan
    • Wrapping up work tasks
      • Do it, defer it or delegate it

    • Automated vacation responder for email
    • Tech detox plan

  • What is included in a vacation optimizer plan – the fun part!
    • 3 words to describe your ideal vacation
    • Rest vs. activity
    • Relationships
    • Where to eat
    • Nurturing your mind and heart

  • Find the 5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness meditation with Amy Fowler at Episode 96
  • Find Michael Hyatt’s Vacation Optimizer at: 
Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa loves her Kitchen Aid food processor for making coleslaw, salad dressings with ginger, smoothies, energy balls, coconut milk ice cream and one-bowl crepes. 

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is happening this fall. Join her at

Join Dr. Lisa’s Meetup group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!

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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.