Before jetting off to Bali my friends and I joked about the idea of me ‘finding myself’ and how my favourite thing to do or should that be favourite thing to say is that I’ll be,’relaxing the soul’.
One thing I realised is that I don’t make time for myself in my normal day to day life. Yes I do things for myself that I enjoy such as; go to the gym, see friends, go shopping, blog etc. But I don’t truly switch off and actually relax my soul. I don’t make time for me. I don’t meditate and I’ve always been curious to try it and I want to attend yoga sessions, but every week I promise myself that I’ll get to the 7am class but somehow my laziness stops it from happening.
Instead, I tend to perceive these things as getting in the way of my life and I forget how they will actually benefit me. I actually find a way to not switch off. Only when I travel…
The beauty of travelling to me is experiencing beautiful cultures and constantly being amazed that this is the world that I live in and there is just so much out there to explore and discover. I’m always falling in love with the world and I’m always planning where to get my next travelling fix from.
On one particular beach day in Bali, I decided to write my bucket list, via my iPhone (obviously) but a girls got to start somewhere right?! There are a lot of personal goals, places to explore and a lot more hard work to put in to achieve it all, but I’m willing to give it a go!
Everyday we’d visit the spa in Bali, whenever I went to the Spa at Nusa Dua I found myself always reflecting and pondering on life. What I realised was that I have put a lot of pressure on myself in the last two years and I did that all by myself but isn’t that a trait of a hard working person? But now I think, I’m 24 years old, stop worrying, I don’t need to have it all together right now, but I’m always on the hunt for the next task to achieve. I realised that having some regular me time will be so good for me and I want to actually start relaxing the soul instead of just saying I will! So I really do thank Nusa Dua Beach and Spa Hotel for helping me to understand that this is what I need!
Switching off and just sitting by a pool, or sea and hearing and watching the water flowing is just so beautifully tranquil and it really can help you to put life into perspective.Balinese spa inspired music could be heard in the background, forcing me to relax and let go of any worries, I was in Bali! I had waited years to visit Indonesia, and now that I was there I just needed to soak it all in, be in awe and learn to RELAX.
Paradise a.k.a Bali has honestly made me appreciate the smaller and much bigger things in life and I do realise that the small things are actually the bigger things to me. It’s enabled me to unwind, recharge my batteries and get back to reality with a new found importance of creating time for the things I have to do for myself and things I need to do for myself. Bali was so peaceful it had me pondering about what I really want from life. Now that’s deep.