Wednesday, 11th July 2012
Take a mini-break and a mini-mini one too!
If you are unable to take a full holiday this year, then why not take a mini-break? It can be reviving, recharge your batteries and relaxing your body - and in some respects it can be just as much of a tonic as a proper holiday – no queues at the airport, no visas or passports, no big pack, no big organisation!
Take a day trip or a night away and go to see one of the sights in Ireland you have always wanted to visit but never quite found the time. It could be somewhere a few hours drive away or it could be on your doorstep: Dublin Zoo, Cork English market and the Titanic exhibition in Belfast, or Hook lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. If you are organising a break with your partner, make it a romantic and intimate. If you are planning a trip with your kids, make it a surprise for them, and bring out your own inner child and sense of playfulness.
When you take time out, you are showing to yourself that you are worthy of enjoying life. The universe is mirroring what you are doing to yourself: when it sees you enjoying life, it brings more joy into your life. So be kind to yourself in your thoughts and in your deeds, and in no time you will feel better. The process of allowing yourself time to prepare and pack (lightly!) for a day trip or night away can give you as much enjoyment and anticipation as a longer trip, especially if you plan several trips throughout the coming months.
If a mini-break is not possible, then try a mini-mini break! By this I mean taking a break from your desk or your chores. Sit down somewhere quiet or better still lie down, close your eyes, and think of something that has nothing to do with work or chores for ten minutes. Picture yourself on a sunny beach, dancing with friends, ski-ing down a mountain or enjoying a beautiful view: recall a happy memory that makes you feel good. If your mind wanders, gently guide it back to the original focus. When you open your eyes, you will feel refreshed again. Even if you can't do a mini-mini break at work, do this exercise as soon as you get home to feel the benefits.
Whether it's a mini break or a mini-mini one, the process of allowing time for yourself will bring more peace, more well-being and more happiness into your life and the lives of those around you. These breaks don't cost a bunch of time or money to organise (and can even be free), but they are assets that bring in positive abundance into your life. So what are you waiting for? Organise that mini-break now, and find a few minutes every day for your mini-mini-break!
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