Are you exhausted and stressed but a visit to a glamorous spa is nowhere near possible with your budget? Never fear, there are other options. Consider taking a mini-vacation. Unplug yourself from work, family and friends. The stronger and more centered you are, the more you will be able to give of yourself to your family, friends and job. A mini-vacation for rejuvenation is within reach provided you do a little advance planning. Follow these recommendations from the travel experts and you’ll soon find yourself enjoying a blissful weekend away.
If budget restrictions are in the forefront of your mind, set aside a small each month that you might otherwise spend on lunch, designer coffee, or super sales at your favorite store. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select from the affordable deals available through Alamo. You’re certainly at an advantage if you live within a few hours of the coast or mountains. Study after study has shown that the time spent outdoors and in nature lowers blood pressure and clears the mind of clutter. You don’t have to be in the mountains or at the beach to spend a weekend enjoying the great outdoors. Outdoor meditation, nature walks or even time spent with a book under a tree can be rejuvenating. By all means, commit to unplugging your devices. Excess screen time is stress inducing. This mini-vacation is designed to invoke just the opposite. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in your own thoughts and evaluate where you are on your journey of life. Are you spending time doing things that are important to you or do you find yourself just drudging through the routine of your life?
Experts have repeatedly determined that happiness and peacefulness is not measured by the size of your bank account, title at work or size of your home. Invest in your relationships and you’ll set the foundation for a lifetime of riches. You will be in a better position and mind set to investing in relationships if you’ve taken the time to rejuvenate and center your own life. See each day as a new opportunity to grow the real riches in your life. Best of luck on your journey!