I don’t know about you but I need one, an escape! A time to get away from the world and just be. I find myself right now just feeling extremely overwhelmed, whether it’s by life in general, political and media overload, work, or just the fact that we are leaving on vacation on Saturday and there is so much to do, it’s all a little much right now!
So how do you escape? I run. I know, shocker right?! But really I think that is the only way I am keeping it together right now. I am very thankful for my training plan. It’s a constant. The one thing that I don’t have to question, I can just read what it says and do it. I unplug, put on my warm clothes, because hey we still are in New England and it’s cold, lace up the shoes and I’m off. My long slow recovery runs are a pleasure instead of a curse. It means more time outside and away!
Last night we tried something new because I had just had enough. We didn’t turn on the television at all. We just listened to music (the new alexa by amazon, love her), read and relaxed. I have to say it was one of the most relaxing evenings I have had in a long time. I’m starting to think maybe staying unplugged from the world could be a good thing.
I keep threatening to not come back from vacation. One of the good things about being a therapist is that you can do it almost anywhere. However, not sure that people who live in Grand Cayman (our vacation get away for 8 days very soon) need a therapist because what struggles do you have when you live in such a beautiful place?!
As much as I love my life, love my work, I think we all have those moments when we just need to escape! I’m feeling it pretty strong and hopefully a week away from normal will help me escape. Now to make it through the week, look outside, because I might be running by!
Ever felt like this? What do you do to escape?