What does water and relaxation have in common?
When you think of water and relaxation what images come to mind? Particularly in North Carolina the answer is the beach. Myrtle Beach or the Outer Banks are some of the first images that come to mind. Maybe a cruise down to the Caribbean with plenty of drinks on the beach.
We imagine that blue water and white sandy beach. Warm sun and clear blue skies. We ride the waves and let that motion soothe our mind. Our thoughts slow down a bit so we can catch our breath and just be there in the water.
We are present on the beach. We wish we could just be there for a long while. Our minds unwind and open up. Our stresses and crowded thoughts start to relax like a good massage working out the muscles. We unwind and just breathe in that calmness.
But then we know we have to leave. We have to travel home and back to another work week.
We start Monday morning in the usual way. Many of us are shower takers. We jump into the shower in the morning. We soap ourselves up and rinse off. We jump out and dry ourselves off. We get ready for the day. Water is a quick cycle of in and out.
This is our usual daily ritual. We make quick work of this and of us as we start the cycle of our day and week.
But what if we could bring back that beach and have it as part of our daily or weekly ritual? It seems that we set ourselves up to only take that time for ourselves when we go on vacation. We don’t think we can do this more often.
But how about treating ourselves to a weekly vacation? How about making yourself a tropical drink ~ light several candles ~ play some tropical or ocean music and sink into that warm water and let your thoughts drift far away.
Sound good to you? Your thoughts?