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Holiday blues?

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to - Manzanilla beach in Trinidad. A 15 minute drive away from the Sharma (my in-laws') residence. Every time I see this photo, which I'm very proud of taking might I add, I wish I could just teleport there (definitely my superpower of choice).

I have noticed that I tend to hold on to the idea that a holiday is just what I need to rejuvenate myself. Goodbye daily stressors! Settle down buzzing anxiety! He-llo new zest for life.

Well, no.

I may be glowing externally, providing I tan evenly, but internally I will be faced with the exact same material that I left with. Escapism is not the answer. Of course, we all need a concentrated period of time to just r e l a x. And our environment can play a big role in aiding that. But the idea that when the going gets tough, I feel to get going to the airport... not really what I want to be telling myself. So I'm working on building my inner sacred space, where my anchor in spiritual life strengthens me so that I can fiercely tackle, or patiently withstand, challenging times. Because 'you can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf' (quote author unknown).

Photo: Reshma, Manzanilla Beach, Trinidad & Tobago


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