You know that feeling when you really just need a change of scenery and a break from everything? I find myself in this situation quite too often, but thankfully I have discovered some ways to combat this issue – one of which is a weekend getaway, to literally anywhere! It doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation, a tropical destination, or even a flight to another city; in fact the simpler the getaway is, the better. Whether it’s a road trip or a relaxing spa weekend, the most important thing is to find an escape from your daily routine. When work gets too stressful, or your social obligations are too overwhelming, it’s more than alright to want to escape and leave everything behind. (Trust me, I’ve been there). What’s important to recognize is that you are doing this for you, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, you’re only winning by giving yourself a chance to do what you know you need.
Try going somewhere where you can enjoy nature in all its beauty. Whether it’s a trip to the lake, or even a walk around the park, make sure your surroundings are peaceful and you soak up all the vitamin D you can. The best part is this can be done during any season, and each has its own perks. Whether you’re tanning on a boat in the summer, relishing in the fall foliage, cross-country skiing in the winter, or riding your bike on a spring day, the beauty of nature is endless. Let yourself forget the stress and responsibilities of everyday life and enjoy the moments of tranquility that allow you to recharge.
The idea of being away, whether it’s a long weekend, or just a day or 2, is appealing to anyone who has a strict weekly schedule. A weekend getaway allows for that change of scenery you need for your mind to relax and recharge. Waking up in a new place, eating a more elaborate breakfast, and doing something different breaks up the routine and changes your mindset. Allowing yourself this escape will recharge you and leave you more energized to get back to the responsibilities of the week.
The next time you find yourself needing to get away from it all, make your weekend getaway a priority, and I promise you will feel the benefits right away.
A working professional and a lifelong dreamer, Bohdana strives to merge her passions with her everyday reality. She is a proud Ukrainian and a loyal Chicagoan (despite the winters). She loves traveling, reading, pursuing self-improvement, and sharing her stories. Allow this blog to bring you motivation and inspiration on your own journey to rise beyond.