Follow the path to a new you.
I love this photo. I love how the wooden pathway makes a beeline for the water. I feel like I can walk right to the edge and just dive in.
And that’s what I did! I have just returned from three week in Sri Lanka, a holiday I have been planning (and dreaming about) for three years. And it was everything I expected and more. It was time to tour an exotic country, with a beautiful blend of adventure, and fun with relaxation and rejuvenation.
I think one of the wonderful things from travel is to gain a new perspective on life; there is nothing like stepping away from your real world to gain insights on a much deeper level. That definitely occurred for me during my holiday.
Sri Lanka allowed me the time and space to surrender, to let go and embrace every day, just as it was; it opened my mind and my heart, gifting me with an increased sense of presence and awareness.
So, in re-entering my real world, as we all need to do after a holiday, I thought I would share some of the things I learned, thanks to Sri Lanka:-
- It is important to take time out and find true rest in your everyday life – we all carry the pressure of a busy life with the usual commitments, so allow time for your mind and body to switch off. I’d recommend 30 minutes a day for your ‘time out’
- I learnt that my body doesn’t always function at 100% (and nor should it 100% of the time), so be kind to yourself when health challenges arise and release control, feelings of resentment and expectations. Instead, surrender so you can truly recuperate and recover. Let love in when illness strikes, and that starts with self-love
- There is pleasure in achieving absolutely nothing! Yes, you heard me right. There is value in ‘being’ not ‘doing’ and just enjoying the sweet moments in life. I spent a lot of time just lying comfortably in the shade, reading a book (or not), taking a swim (or not), and building air castles in the sky, which is my way of daydreaming.
It always seems to be a struggle to find time for ourselves in today’s 24/7 world, but I hope this message is a welcome reminder to incorporate ‘time out’ into your life, however that brings joy to you, because you deserve it.
How are you going to create space and practise self-care?