This week was a very busy week for Stray with Me and it definitely left my head feeling a little foggy. The next couple of weeks won’t be much different and I’m excited for all the opportunities coming my way! With that said, it may be time for a visit to the cabin. One thing I find super important during times of stress is to make time for yourself. Yes, we’re all capable of becoming machines and just working through it; but like any well-oiled machine, wear and tear starts to take its toll.
When you’re feeling a little spent, admit it and treat yourself to your ultimate comfort, the thing that clears your head and leaves you ready for more! My drug of choice? A cabin in the woods. Our cabin in Maine provides a complete escape from everything I’m connected to, including my phone; replacing it with beautiful views, fresh air, and the occasional Moose. I once was lucky enough to see a baby bear! When I’m at the cabin, I am forced to take a break from my routines and really appreciate the small things in life. I stare at the lake, enjoy sangria out of a red cup, go hiking, pee on a tree, kayak in the lake, do puzzles, color, eat everything in sight, and whatever else I feel like. My environment becomes so rustic that I almost wish for a time before the iPhone and WiFi … almost.
It’s important to acknowledge when your mind & body need a break and it’s even more important to make time for that break. I know, I know, how will you ever find the time?! A break doesn’t always take the form of a vacation or “escape,” it may simply be a night-in, or out, where you indulge in something you haven’t done in forever. More recently, I did something I haven’t done since I was a teenager … mini golf! Some friendly competition followed by fresh local ice cream; I felt like a kid again, and just as carefree as one too! 😀 As life continues to get more busy, be sure to take time to yourself and do something that allows your mind to rest and your body to recharge.
With that said, I invite you into my Maine World and challenge you to think about what keeps your machine running? What do you look forward to at the end of a hectic week? Comment below!