By Elma B.
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”
―Leonardo da Vinci
The above-mentioned quote has been one of my favorites since I was 14 years old (I read it in Wayne Dyer's Wisdom of Ages). Traveling is one of the best therapies you can gift to yourself to recharge your batteries, relax and most importantly help shed perspective on your life.
We are often stuck in a daily pattern, i.e., the rut, and we being to loose perspective on our life. All of a sudden our problems become ginormous, and anxiety kicks in. Our judgment is clouded because the same set of scenarios repeat themselves day to day, almost like the Groundhog Day film. Therefore, seeing the bigger picture becomes increasingly more difficult. The ease with which we may normally solve our problems vanes away and almost everything surrounding us becomes burdensome.
Da Vinci, in his infinite wisdom about 500 years ago, was right--travel sheds light on your life, which includes your spiritual well-being, your love and work life. The circle of your life is neatly connected.
My Travel Therapy:
|Me in Miami|
I applied this philosophy by taking a trip to Miami, which is just the right kind of therapy to make anyone's life brighter and happier. With its year round warm climate, sunshine and relaxed ambiance, Miami will do wonders for your psyche. The white sand beaches are divine, and the upbeat Latin music is enough to brighten-up anyone's day. Below in my photos, we did a shoot at the Matheson Hammock Park, where there are a plethora activities ranging from fishing to enjoying the scenic beaches and the exotic lagoons.
Now that I am back in New York City, my judgment seems surer, I am more relaxed and the joie de vivre has been restored. It was as if though a dark net has been lifted and the lenses through which I see the world are clear again. I reaffirm the oft-repeated quote "travel is the only thing you buy that makes your richer."
Until next time, xoxo.
(p.s. For the fashionistas, my outfit dissected: shorts& shirt from Zara; bag from Proenza Schouler; shoes from Fendi; and sunglasses by Ralph Lauren.)
|Me in Matheson Hammock Park|