Updated: Jul 21, 2020
It is time just for yourself.
Time just for yourself. No one to take care of. No expectations. No schedule.
How does that sound?
In a couple of days, I will travel for one week just on my own. Without my husband and my kids. Just me. This is a gift to myself.
For 5 years I travel once a year just on my own.
As excited as I am there is sometimes this feeling that’s creeping in:
What kind of mum am I leaving my kids?
How can I ask that of my husband?
And how do I dare at all - so much to do at home!
On the other hand, traveling on my own is so nourishing and gives me the space I am longing for.
As soon as I remind myself of how great that feels I can let go of guilt and shame.
Here is why I want to encourage everyone to spend time just on your own!
I notice often that especially women are feeling such a strong responsibility towards their partner and kids that they don't allow themselves to make for themselves.
Why it is important for me and it might resonate with you:
Leaving the daily life behind connects you with what YOUR needs
You put yourself first
You can express your emotions however you want
You will appreciate even more what you have once you are back
You act as a role model for your family as you take care of yourself
You let everyone know: I am precious, I deserve this special time just for me!
You gain inspiration
You change perspective and be able to see the bigger picture
You have time to breathe, feel and just be
You recharge and reenergize
You connect with your soul wisdom
In just a few days it is time to leave. I am already very emotional and I will cry as soon as walking out of the door, but I am also so proud of myself doing it.
When I am back I will be filled up with appreciation towards everything I have in my life and more clarity about what I need to let go of!
Thank YOU, gorgeous! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading aout I feel traveling on my own.
I'd love to hear about your experiences in traveling alone. Or what holds you back doing it what kind of support would you need?
Remember, incorporate new routines and healthy lifestyle habits step by step, with ease and joy!
Your turn: What is the next step you can do to live a balanced life?
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From the heart,