Recently we journeyed to Placencia, Belize, for just over a week. What a wonderful place to sit in a hammock, drink rum and practice yoga. My husband and I needed the break, to regain perspective and to let go.
But letting go is not easy on a short trip. It seems that it takes a day or two to get used to being on holidays and then another few days at the end of the trip ramping up the energy to come home. So really, we had 3 days to truly find the essence of the "beach holiday." By that I mean if someone was to ask you what you were thinking... you'd literally tell them to "fuck off" or on a more polite note maybe say something like, "Umm... nothing" or "What to eat" or the classic, "What my next drink will be." You know how it is... the less mental energy the better.
So FYI, for those of you who like to chat a lot about deep meaningful "things" on a quick stress free holiday - we cannot travel together... I'd walk out into the ocean and drowned myself, just to get away from the serious conversation.
Traveling is good for the soul. It doesn't mean that you forget who you are and act like a stranger in your own body, but it does mean that you can chill out and release some pent up emotion by dancing, laughing and wearing totally inappropriate clothing. That's the purpose of being on vacation - to let yourself vacate from the norm.
So get on a plane, jump in your car or take a freaking bus... but get away once in a while. You don't have to go far, but a change in scenery is a great way to shift your thinking. You are everywhere you go, so choose to pack mentally lighter - you'll be amazed at how refreshed you will be when you come home. And it is always nice to come home.
Believe me, you'll have plenty of time in your life to feel stressed - so give yourself a break and get the fuck outta here...