July 26, 2021

Vacation for a mental break

Bryan Anton Hines
Hines Fitness & Athletics
Photo By:Photo Attributed

Imagine waking up in the morning as the sunshine peaks in through the blinds as you open your eyes, and you realize, "Hey, I’m on vacation."

Imagine waking up in the morning as the sunshine peaks in through the blinds as you open your eyes, and you realize, “Hey, I’m on vacation.”

You then began to think of places to spend your time to continue relaxation.

Well, I most certainly did just that. I took a trip to a city where there’s a beach and plenty of eventful things to do. After all, everyone needs a mental health care vacation.

Having a mental health care vacation can help you to let go of stress and release negative energy by simply relaxing and enjoying yourself.

There’s nothing better than the calming sounds of waves crashing, birds of the sea flying in the sky, soft white sand, warm sunshine on your skin, and the sound of others enjoying the peacefulness of a light wind blowing as the current pushes towards the bay.

Yeah, there’s nothing to be worrying about with work, bills, or anything else that can bring along stress.

Just the thought of relaxation and focusing on self care – something that most of us forget to do because we are always so busy running and pushing ourselves to the limits of almost falling off the edge of the cliff.

Self care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.

Some practices of self care can be:

  1. Getting regular exercise. Just by doing 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health.
  2. Eating healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated
  3. Making sleep a priority
  4. Trying a relaxing activity
  5. Setting goals and priorities
  6. Practicing gratitude
  7. Focusing on positivity by staying connected

Doing some of these things have been very helpful to me.

Everyone has to deal with varying levels of stress. When you feel like your stress levels have reached their peak, it might be time to take a quick break to reset.

Taking a mental health day off, that’s specifically geared toward stress relief and burnout prevention, is the best thing you can do for yourself.

A mental health day can provide a much-needed break to pause, regroup, and come back with greater levels of energy and a fresh, less stressful perspective.

I’ve experienced that taking a relaxing vacation of rest and calmness is a healthy way of releasing stress.

The state of being free from tension, anxiety, and the action of making a rule or restriction less strict – that’s the meaning of relaxation.

But how does one create a state of relaxation?

A lot of us really don’t know how to fully relax because we are still afraid to release completely, but by doing so, it will help your mental state of mind.

Whether it’s by listening to music, eating your favorite food, taking a vacation away from home, or even a combination of all three.

You should have an idea of what relaxation is mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the greater good of your health.

According to Jill Willard (the intuitive who taught us how to trust the gut), our bodies are actually made up of four distinct parts – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual – and while three of them seem intangible and ephemeral, they actually have a physical presence.

In layman’s terms, take time out for yourself and rejuvenate.

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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