(This is a much belated post as I have not been getting much work/life balance - but better late than never...)
The pace of city life often leaves us rushed, stressed and fatigued – especially when we are on the go all the time. This is often the case, even when on holiday, particularly when we cram too much in (something which I am utterly guilty of). But on this one occasion, I planned a perfectly active, social, festive and celebratory getaway, combining that of a dear friend’s wedding, my partner’s birthday and a much needed sea change.
There is a body of research which links direct contact with nature and positive mental health and well-being outcomes. This is additionally supported by widespread anecdotal evidence (in this case, sample size n=2), and helps facilitate relaxation, mindfulness, and is a sound strategy to manage stress. Exposure to mother nature/the natural environment stimulates our senses in ways which we are not usually accustomed to, or lucky enough to experience – especially for those of us caught up in the daily bustle of city life.
And so for this change of pace, we ventured out to Kings Beach Retreats – a seaside retreat along the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia – a stunning picturesque postcard of a destination. Be sure to check it out!
P.S. The photos do not do it justice.