It never fails that when things get busy I begin to day dream. I dream all about downtime, freedom, rest and what that looks like.
Sometimes it's a cozy cabin tucked away in a forest, close to a river I can walk to and sit by with a town down the road that's cute and has great food.
Sometimes it's a beach where I can walk the water line, shoes in hand, hat on my head and shades on my face. I can literally hear the waves and feel the sun and sand. For a minute, I feel like I can smell the salt from the water.
Today, it's Paris. No, I've never been, but I want to sit in a beautiful park and just listen to people speak. I want to find a chair at a cafe window, enjoy a cup of coffee and look out at beautiful buildings. I want to walk up and down the riverside and enjoy some deliciously fresh bread.
Whenever I do this, day dream a little, I can take myself anywhere I want and I put myself in a complete state of relaxation, satisfied in my imaginative world of all I can see, hear, taste, and touch. It slows me down. It makes me feel calm. It gives me a moment's peace to get back to the busy.
I don't know about you, but I'm going to live in my little day dream here for a minute, give my little brain and heart a break before diving in all over again. If you care to join, by all means! I'll help you--here's a beach for you to runaway to!
What's your ideal destination for vacation?