Modern life is full of trials and tribulations that can cause us stress and anxiety. Whether you’re struggling at work, in your personal life or both, sometimes we all need and deserve a good break. If you are craving a bit of time out, either alone or with family, then read on. These great escapes will rekindle your relationship with nature, allow you to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
The beach is synonymous with peace and calm. Many people, who struggle with stress in their daily lives, imagine being on a beach; feeling the sand between their toes and listening to the gentle sound of the waves. Why not take this relaxation technique to the next level by physically spending some time at the seaside? If you a lucky enough to live near the ocean, it will be convenient for you to visit the beach, even just for a stroll, to clear your head and enjoy the natural beauty. If you are based inland, plan a trip to the ocean on your next holiday. For the ultimate escape, research beaches nearby that are rugged and unspoiled. A commercial beach does not qualify as an escape from the modern world!
A retreat or commune
There are many retreats that have been set up to help people escape from the pressures of modern life and find some inner peace. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, consider packing up your yoga equipment booking a stay at a yoga retreat. Havens such as these are present throughout the country in beautiful, serene settings. Many are located next to the coast; allowing you the calming benefits of both the beach and the yoga. If you are interested, check out some information on some of the best and most beautiful yoga retreats in America. Alternatively, why not pay a visit to one of the famous hippie communes in the US. Here you will see first hand how occupants of these communes have chosen to live a much simpler life based on principles of sharing, equality and nonviolence. Visiting a commune may give you inspiration on how you can simplify your life in the modern world.
What better way to ignore all those modern day distractions by heading for the hills. Trekking is one of the best ways to connect with nature. It is also recommended by many therapists as an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. The mountains also offer a calm and quiet environment; a welcome change from the constant noise that accompanies our everyday lives. On reaching the summit, take a deep breath, look out over the world and just enjoy being at one with nature.
As you can see, there are many great places that you can go to escape from the pressures of modern life. And, some idle time may be just the thing you need to relax, reflect and revive. So, book some time off work, leave your digital devices behind and set off on a great escape.