It’s easy to think that you’re too busy, it’s too expensive or that you need friends to travel. I used to think that you had to plan super far out to travel, that it cost a lot of money and that I would need someone to go with me. And then, I went on a trip to Brazil alone. It wasn’t supposed to be that way but I am so happy that happened because it opened my eyes to taking trips no matter how far, how busy or if I would be alone. It’s incredibly important to get out of our routine, to disconnect so that you can reconnect to who you are and where you want to be going.
See, a routine is great, it helps you stay on track with your workouts, eat healthily and stay in touch with your friends and family. But, by definition routine means you’re not actually aware of what you are doing. You are simply going through the motions. And, while getting out of routine can be tricky in many ways it’s an incredible teacher. And, getting out of routine outside of your comfort zone is a great stage for reconnecting to yourself and what you enjoy.
On trips, you’ll have new experiences, meet new people, try new foods. You’ll wake up at different times, stop and smell the roses. You’ll also be able to hear some of the thoughts and feelings you have been missing due to the noise of daily life.
After my trip to Brazil, I realized how important it is to get out of my LA routine. And, while it took some planning I saw that my “I’m too busy” excuse was just a reason to not go out of town on my own. And, I wanted to help more busy women who might be traveling alone to have an easy way to get out of town and reconnect.
My Pilates retreats have your trip planned so all you have to do is get there. The touring, Pilates classes and food will have you forgetting your routine and hearing the thoughts inside. What will you discover about yourself while you out seeing the worlds discoveries?
I know you’re busy, you don’t have time to plan the trip you want to go on and if you’re alone it feels like even more work to take the time off and plan. But, there’s a lot you are missing out on by sticking with your routine.