Last week I wrote about my little countryside getaway. I pride my self on being a city girl but something about the countryside just calls out to my soul. I have been asked what exactly I did during my countryside staycation and that what this blog is about.
To be honest, the days were spent in a lot of reflection and planning for the future. I was able to go back to my reasons for doing this; my fundamentals and my foundations. I was able to locate my self and check on her. I was able to write out goals and take tangible steps toward it. I was able to take afternoon naps and wake up to the light playing within the curtains.
I did not go completely off the radar as I still posted on social media and was still able to do some uni work. Life is all about balance, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
A lot of people are opting for a staycation and I totally understand why. It is cheaper as there is no flying involved, less hassle free since you don’t have to do any travel insurance or money exchange. No language barrier and just generally less to worry about. Why don’t you plan a staycation this weekend and drop me a comment on how it went?
1. Go on long walk check out the scenery, wild life /farm animals
I have always been a sucker for long walks, the sun set and sun rise. There’s something about them that just grounds me in the present and makes me realise that life is short and should not be taking for granted.
2. Farmers market
I love the farmers market. Everything is so fresh and locally sourced. I was able to visit the Over Farm market, even though it was small in size it had the basic amenities needed for my get away.
3. Light up a fire
I have never built a fire so this was the very first time trying out my boy scouts skills. The 3 most important things you need is some fire starters, fast burning wood and low burning wood. It was a long peaceful night accompanied by marshmallow and turkey wings.
4. Make future Plans
I have always known that writing down your goals increases your chances of accomplishing them because they become less of a wishful thinking and more of an action plan. I was able to write down my 10 years plan and put things into places to get them in motion.
5. Relax and catch up with self
This is never overrated. Sometimes we just have to take time out of the business of life and catch up with ourselves. I have been practising the mindfulness throughout this year and this has helped me remember to always be true to myself. Not allowing the rat race to get to me or the need for constant self-validation from other to be my main concern.
I leave you with this…
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb
I encourage you today to get out of your comfort zone! Check out your neighbouring city. There are plenty of gems so close to us.