“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama
Last week me, Jamie and Dave went to Wales for our first family holiday, now I love them more than life itself but after a week together I need some time for myself by myself for my own sanity. So one evening I decided to go for a long walk mainly for some peace and quiet, I had no idea where I was going I just started walking.
And what a walk it turned into, I climbed what I consider a small mountain ( Jamie said it was a big hill ) but I’m sticking with mountain, look at the view. Unsurprisingly I was the only person at the top and at that moment in time I could have been the only person left in the world. The last of the days warmth was still around with the craziest wind I have ever experienced so I lay down in the grass and enjoyed the views while clearing my mind of the noise and just breathed. I must have just lay there for an entire hour before releasing the sun was disappearing so thought I better trek back down before I fell asleep. I went back to Jamie and Dave feeling a million times better and a lot calmer, I even had the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages. Sometimes just a walk is all you need to clear your mind and concrete on your own needs and feelings, best of all its free and the only thing you need is some comfy shoes.