Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran
My life has been high stress this last month. Having a family and running a business can be stressful at times, but I find it manageable. Then, we added a move to the mix and it was a vortex of stress and worry! Packing, planning, living, working, when they are all mixed together they are a sure recipe for long nights and, at times, even longer days.
I was very aware of the long-term stress that I was embarking upon and I tried my hardest to remain stress-free and balanced throughout the last month. Sometimes that was easier said than done. I made sure to meditate and take my personal time to relax and have fun, but it was quickly coming to a boiling point towards the end of the month.
My husband and I went away two days before the move. We packed what we could and left the rest behind to worry about when we came home. It was a hard decision to make and I was so worried about everything getting done and the move going smoothly. It turned out to be the best decision that we made all month.
We went up north and had an amazing, STRESS-FREE, time! I forgot how amazing it was going back to nature! To wander through the woods, parks and beaches and not worry about time or the realities of the work to be done. We saw a beautiful waterfall, took an amazing hike through the woods, went to a beautiful beach, and saw some amazingly beautiful scenery. We ate when we were hungry, slept when we felt like it and just did what we wanted WITHOUT A
I came home tired, sun burnt, and yet very rejuvenated and ready to take on the move. I, too, need to practise what I preach! I can get so caught up in ‘living’ sometimes that I forget to actually take time to live a healthy and balanced life.
When we don’t take the time to relax and truly enjoy our life it can greatly impact our mental and physical health. Here’s to a great long weekend and remembering to take time out to enjoy the beauty of life (and nature).
I am the founder of The Anger Managers, a clinic that provides court-approved psycho-educational courses and workshops to individuals and corporations