The last getaway or holiday I had was when I went to Cairns for a few days to visit my daughter in September 2019. It was a break away but not exactly what I’d call a holiday.
Since then I was sick for two months with pneumonia and I have fostered 3 litters of kittens (refer to Kitten Foster Files posts), along with all the other day to day responsibilities and stresses of life.
I’m very much feeling the need now for a holiday. Not just any kind of holiday though, a specific kind. A relaxing beach holiday kind! I need a holiday where I lie about reading books, nap when I want or need to, do early morning and late afternoon beach walks, and go off on the odd day trip exploring locally and in surrounding areas. I need a holiday with no housework, easy meal preps and dinners out. I need a holiday where the benefits of a beach holiday can do its magic on me, hopefully reviving me and transforming back to more of my ‘ol self again.
Why do I need this kind of holiday? Because my body is telling me – no, shouting it at me! I’m tired (exhausted actually), a bit flat, a bit sick, and my mojo for most things is all but gone. I need to amp up the self care and take myself off for a reviving beach holiday ASAP!
It’s been my plan anyway to have a beach holiday after the school holidays and after the horrible humidity and heat of February.
Do you need a reviving relaxing type of holiday too? It doesn’t have to be the beach. It could be a cottage in the mountains (I prefer this kind in winter), a farm stay, anywhere where the itinerary is relaxed and slow paced and allows time for sleep-in’s and reading books.
Here’s 7 signs that you too might need a relaxing holiday:
- You’re so tired that no amount of sleep seems to revive you
- You’re feeling flat and unenthused about things
- You’re not sleeping well
- You’re sense of humour is not as it usually is
- You’re a bit of a grump
- You’re to-do list is just too overwhelming
- Things that don’t usually bother you so much suddenly bother you a lot
Many people, who are desperately tired and in need of relaxation and revival, make the mistake of taking a holiday that is action packed, full of travel and sight seeing and go go go, when in reality what they need is an actual true blue break! Some of us need to learn to RELAX!
I love me some travel and a touristy holiday in a location I’ve never been before and I’d like more of that in my future too, but right now, relaxation and revival is needed much more. My last beach holiday was at Mooloolaba so I think somewhere different this time would be nice. I’m thinking perhaps Burleigh or maybe I should try somewhere I’ve never been before or somewhere I haven’t been in a long time? Maybe one of the beaches in Northern NSW?
So what beach do you recommend I go to for my holiday sometime in March, and why? Can’t be overseas because I STILL haven’t renewed my passport (ugh)! I love an ocean/beach view, close proximity to the local shops so I can wander down for a coffee, pick up some groceries, browse the shops. I don’t like overly busy/crowded places. Where I stay will need to have a swimming pool and I’d prefer the location not be in the tropics where the heat in March is too much for me. I’ll be up that way probably in May sometime to visit my daughter anyway. See, I’m easily pleased! 🙂 I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.
Ciao for now,