Everyday Getaways You Can Take Close to Home
Getaways don’t have to take you so far from home that you don’t get through the laundry, miss the kid’s game, or forget to stock the fridge.
You can break away from hectic schedules and your everyday lifestyle, even for a few minutes a day and feel like you’ve been away all weekend even if you can’t afford to go too far from home by taking a mini getaway.
Try these simple “getaways,” this week to break free from the grind, without going far from home:
Try Mind/Body Exercise: You may fee like you’re on another planet the first time you hear someone say “breathe in happiness, and breathe out anger.” But the truth is, group meditations and mind/body classes that challenge your comfort zone really can take you away. The combination of calming and invigorating fragrances, people that may, or may not have anything in common with you and a new ideas for your mind to process can help you break away from those day-to-day habits that can leave you feeling stuck. So grab some free flowing clothes and give Yoga, Tai Chi or group mediation and take a getaway!
Go Where Your Pet Would Go: If you have a four-legged friend, imagine where they would go if they stepped out your door for a getaway. Take them along with you to a nearby park, or natural reserve and just play. Walk, run, skip, toss a ball around, and bring along a set of headphones if you want. Make this your quality time “me” with your pet (if you have one) and if you don’t, consider adoption. There are tons of reasons to bring a pet into your home, and even more health benefits associated with the loving relationship you can have with a furry pal. Having a companion for a mini getaway is just one of them.
Take an Underwater Voyage: Have you ever held a handstand under water? It’s quiet, calming and kinda fun, right? Try taking a trip to your community pool with a pair of sturdy goggles for your next getaway. Once you put your face under the water you may realize that you really are in a whole new world. The benefits of regular cardiovascular are proven, and swimming for just 15 minutes not only offers a cardio workout that burns tons of calories, it also helps develop regular, deep breathing patterns, tones muscle groups and allows you to get away from everything. When you get out, you can always re-join the land animals but for a quick getaway, try taking a dive.
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