Stress Melted Away On The Beach
We just recently returned from a week in paradise,
and fully experienced the beautiful feeling of bliss
as my stress melted away on the beaches of Punta Cana.
I prepared myself in advance by:
- buying lots of sun screen
- taking out some US $ just in case money
- packing as little clothes as possible
- covering myself at work with back up
- leaving my phone at home!!
I’d never been to Punta Cana before, but we researched the resorts on the internet, and felt pretty good about the choice we made…and we were not disappointed! During those 7 days, my stress melted away little by little!
Smiles = Stress Melted Away
The staff were so friendly. Always smiling and singing and dancing.
Happy Music = Stress Melted Away
The Spanish music constantly playing was so lively, so happy! I could not help but feel great!
Sunshine & Outdoors = Stress Melted Away
Sitting on the beach or by the pool, soaking in the rays. Careful to apply my sunscreen (burning is not relaxing). Feeling the wind from the ocean. The sun rejuvenated me. The sun always helps my body relax.
Exercise = Stress Melted Away
Taking long, relaxing walks on the beach. Playing beach volleyball for hours. Swimming and stretching in the pool. Things like these help your body get rid of stress that has built up.
Leaving cell phone at home = Stress Melted Away
I didn’t check in with work . I didn’t care about the time or the news or the markets or anything. My main concern was should I get second helpings (or third or fourth helpings) at the buffet? Should I turn my chair a slight angle to catch the rays at the best angle? We can become slaves to our iPhones and Blackberry devices … sometimes you just have to turn it off…or better yet…leave it at home.
It may feel like there is never the perfect time to get away on vacation. We are too busy. It is too expensive. Who will feed the dog while we are away? Can’t get time off work.
Sometimes it may seem like getting away just isn’t possible. But sometimes you just have to do it.
We all need to recharge our batteries.
For me….smiling, catching some rays, exercising, breathing deeply, and just getting away from the everyday…escaping to paradise even for a few days…helps keep me feeling alive! And when I feel alive, I know that when I get back, I will be able to be that much better at everything I do back home.
We need to take care of ourselves, so that we can take care of others.
We must de-stress ourselves so that we can continue to glow and grow.
7 days in Punta Cana as my stress melted away on the beach.
We are already thinking of when we will go back…and having that happy thought in our minds is a stress reliever in it’s self!