As I look at this personal photo I’m reminded of how beautiful the weather was on that day, how the sun FELT on my skin, the SOUND of the waves crashing on the land, the SMELL of the ocean, FEELING the sand underneath my wiggling toes, SEEING how the sun reflects its light on the ocean, WATCHING the birds fly overhead and SIPPING on a ice cold water from the bottle. *Insert deep BREATHE to take it all in*
Sometimes, a quick vacation while on lunch is what we need to get back on track for the next half of the day. Anxiety has decreased and mood has increase after 60 seconds of vacation. Where would you like to go! Maybe it’s somewhere you have been before, maybe a place you would like to go or make up a place in your mind. When you think of your vacation don’t forget to tend to your 5 senses (SMELL, SIGHT, TOUCH, HEAR and TASTE). Don’t delay, GO on vacation now!!!
Have good trip!!!
Shayla Peterson, LCSW