If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’m on my annual trip to California. I’ve barely been here one week, and I’ve already entered Zen Mode. Stepping away from my daily routine definitely put things in perspective and I am the most relaxed I have been so far this year! With a break from my normal routine, I am not making my schedule or coordinating my car/driver situation. And this break from routine has made me realize how good it feels to just relax and breathe, do what I want and essentially go with the flow. Basically-Enter Zen Mode and let things kind of happen rather than planning every step of the way.
Acceptance: Accepting “what is”, rather than thinking “what if” has made it significantly easier to just go with it. Thinking “if this, then this” takes up so much energy-that I never realized how exhausting it can be. Being away from my regular routine, I am to step away from that “what if” thinking and focus on whats at hand in front of me, and it feels really nice. I’m able to focus on me and be more accepting of things as they are.
Less Frustration: Because I’m on vacation, obviously everything is a bit more relaxed. I’m currently in a circle of lesser things to coordinate-resulting in lesser things to worry about, which is ultimately leading to less frustration. It feels amazing to step away and not have to think so much about external factors and focus on myself, my mental health and move forward. I’m into it :).
Stepping back from my normal routine has made me realize how important it is to give yourself that mental break. Through having lesser things on my plate, I am able to be more accepting of what is, and be less frustrated about what is going on around me, which has led me to just focus on what makes me happy. Through my Zen Mode, my mind is at ease, and I’m more at peace with myself than I have been in a very long time. I like this. I hope this stays 🙂