I posted on my personal blog yesterday about being a Type A personality and working hard. A lot of type A's don't know how to relax. It's true that I'm so structured I generally SCHEDULE relaxation, but it's better than not getting any at all. Because I realize I need it.
When life is crazy, it's the little moments that can have big impact, and as a writer I think I'm self-trained in being observant. Using my senses. How do things feel beneath your fingertips? What different colours fade into each other in a sunset? How is the blue of the lake different in September than it is in July? What do you taste on your tongue? Hear? Smell?
What things make you relax and what stresses you out?
And what does all this have to do with relaxation?
Well, the truth is there isn't always time for a spa day or a vacation. Sometimes you need to recharge using the little things. And those little things come via the senses.
This photo isn't mine, but it's the right area. Check out Nat's pics on flickr.
I'm not sure when I'm going to get a "real" vacation, but I do know that the few days I spent soaking in the sun a few weeks ago felt really, really good.
The next time you need to relax, take a sensual vacation! No travel agent required. :-)
Donna's next book is HIRED: THE ITALIAN'S BRIDE in the Mills and Boon anthology Mediterranean Men and Marriage, coming in July in the UK.