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The Importance of Getting Away...

Monday, July 01, 2013

This past weekend we spent two nights at a B&B in a charming historic town about 2 hours away from home.

It was great.

We got a deal we couldn't refuse from "Groupon get-a-ways"--so it was a relaxing and fun weekend away that didn't break the bank.

For me, getting away is so very important. Stepping away from the every day of day-to-day life is when I replenish my spirit.

In terms of weekends away, my husband and I aim to get away for a weekend or longer at least every other month--but if the demands of life just won't allow it, I need to find more creative ways to "get away."

Getting away--physically and mentally--is so important to me.

Here are some of my favorites ways to get away: whether it be for 2+ nights or just 2 minutes:

--a weekend or longer away at a B&B, or Air B&B ;
--a weekend away visiting family or friends;
--a day trip to visit a nearby town of interest, tour an historic home/garden, visit a new and different museum; or take a class ( Iespecially like art classes)
--if I only have a few hours, I get away by meeting up with friends, touring a local museum exhibit, strolling through a nearby public garden, going to a local lecture or talk, listening to a podcast, or take the pooch on an extra long walk.
--if I only have an hour I will escape with one of my favorite books or magazines;
--if I only have a few minutes I will meditate or journal.

Is getting away important to you? If so, how do you getaway?
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  • BOVEY63
    Getting away is very important to me. Often times it is a day trip to see Lake Superior, or a couple days with friends or family out of town. It can also be as simple as a walk with my guy and the two dogs.

    How awesome that you were able to get a good deal on the B&B!
    1724 days ago
    You have great ideas for 'away' time.

    Enjoy it when you can, it's very important to include in healthy living !!!
    1725 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Yes, it is important. I get away every day, just for a while, to our local library which incorporates a café.
    1725 days ago
    i get lost in my garden. as much as it can be sweaty work, i am so relaxed when i am just in my yard enjoying a lught breeze.
    1725 days ago
    sounds great, and yes we all need to smell the roses along lives way
    1725 days ago
    Sounds fantastic!
    1725 days ago
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