It’s true! I will soon be stepping off the blogging, technology, social media, housework and so on ‘treadmill’ and on to the beach!!
It’s not going to be a long holiday – but oh my goodness I am so looking forward to my 5 nights away at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast (about an hour down the road)!!
It may not be far away in distance but it will be a world away from all the responsibilities of home. It’s going to be a little pre-Christmas de-stress, chill out and reviver and I need it so bad!! My sister and her husband are going too. They will be staying in the same complex, different apartment. It makes it fun because we can get together for happy hour, dinner, beach walks, and I will have my sister to browse the shops with. We’ll do some stuff together but still have our own time. I plan on doing lots of reading. I haven’t been doing enough reading lately because my mind has become far too busy to be able to. It’s time to quieten that crazy monkey mind of mine again.
I will be unplugging completely for this holiday. I can feel it in my bones that I really, really need a break from technology, social media and computer screens. The only technology I will be taking with me is my phone (can’t live without it) and my beautiful DSLR camera and various lenses. I won’t be blogging while I’m away. I had considered scheduling some posts for while I was away but have decided against it. You know why? Because I know myself. I would feel compelled to log in, link up, read other blog posts, comment on other blog posts, read and respond to comments on my posts and no – I need to switch off – completely – and give myself permission and space to really be present in each moment, relax and enjoy those precious days.
You can see what I get up to if you follow me on Instagram. I will be posting some snaps there. I love Instagram and it’s so easy peasy! They’ll just be phone snaps because I won’t have any computer with me to upload my DSLR photographs to. They will have to wait until I get home.
Tomorrow, there will be a Wordless Wednesday post from me and then there will be no further blog posts until Monday 22 December when I return with a Mindful Monday post.
I hope to return feeling a lot more refreshed than when I left and with that monkey mind of mine back under control again! 😉
Have you got any holidays planned? Are you going to unplug for it? You so should!
Ciao for now,
p.s. The photograph used for today’s post is of steps on to Sunrise Beach at the Sunshine Coast! Photo’s of Burleigh Heads will come when I return 😉
[This post is linked up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT]