I know this in my heart, yet sometimes it goes neglected. Getting out of town is necessary wellness for mind, body, and soul.
The day-to-day is very alluring. We get wrapped up in schedules, deadlines, what’s coming next, and what we have to prepare for. Everything we have going on seems so important that walking away from it, even for a short while, feels irresponsible or completely impossible.
Guess what happens when you do leave though? All those details you were obsessing over, everything that seemed so urgent and impossible to set aside, simply melt away. The emails, the projects, the daily happenings on facebook…all of it will still be there when you get back, and you’ll be so much more relaxed and refreshed that dealing with it won’t be so stressful.
Distancing yourself from your daily routine, even if you love it, gives you invaluable perspective.
I was lucky enough to have a work related excuse to get out of town. Though the trip involved yoga and Thai yoga massage, there was ample time to explore an incredible city, eat amazing food, and be immersed in a different culture, different way of life, different energy. Honestly, even on the plane ride over I was hit with masses of inspiration and clarity about my life trajectory and what my priorities are in this moment.
It all served as an important reminder that weaving in time out of town completely removed from your regular daily life, is not just important, it’s necessary.
It gets your creative juices flowing, and helps put life into perspective. And best of all, when you come home to those that matter to you most, their warm and loving embrace is oh so sweet.
Take action now.
Look at your calendar and schedule some time away. If you can manage it, take a week off, explore somewhere new or go visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Just commit yourself to it and trust that the details will fall into place and whatever doesn’t probably wasn’t that important anyway. In the comments below, tell us where you’re going and when! Never underestimate the value of public accountability.
Enjoy some travel photos below of my trip to Hong Kong. Like and share this article so that others can be inspired to take a small journey away from the day-to-day.
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