Those precious moments in life when all that matters is the colours in the sky………as they fade from blues to pinks, it’s like all your troubles fade away with the sun kissed glow.
I have just returned home from the perfect weekend away with Mems in the gorgeous Greek Island of Santorini. This stunning white isle has long been on our bucket list and I am so pleased to report that this trip was everything I imagined it to be!
We arrived late on Thursday evening and after a quick dip in our private pool and a few moments squealing at just how stunning the view was from our hotel, we dressed up, headed out and went on the hunt for the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset, luckily for us we found the perfect place just a short bike ride from our hotel 😉
For me personally I find sunsets are so full of clarity, there’s something so powerful about watching the magical movements in the sky when the day is transforming into the evening.
I have some of my best ideas, realisations and moments of peace when enjoying sunsets, especially when the colours dance across the sky in locations that are as breathtaking as this. If you have been following my blog for some time you’ll know that I have somewhat of an obsession with water so combining these two tranquil moments in any way is for me, the best time spent. I am lucky enough to be able to travel with a wide range of people; friends, family, other bloggers but no matter who I’m with I always love to enjoy moments like this on my own and I would advise it to any of you, find a spot somewhere and simply be at one with your thoughts. My favourite zen moments are in situations like this. I am not someone who meditates per say but I do enjoy a 5 minute practice that I learnt years ago in therapy which genuinely makes me feel so brand new and refreshed. It’s the perfect sequence to help you really appreciate these precious moments without getting bogged down with day to day stresses and worries.
What to do is pretty easy, you simply separate your senses. First of all close your eyes and concentrate solely on what you can hear, in this case the lapping of the waves, the buzz of cars and mopeds in the streets, the birds singing………………
Then concentrate only on what you can smell, followed by what you can taste, what you can feel to touch and then finally open your eyes and take in all that you can see – isolating your senses one by one and concentrating on them one by one.
I can’t recommend this medidtative sequence more, it’s like a detox for your mind. Your senses are so often mislead due to using them all at the same time so separating them before enjoying them all together is so cleansing and invigorating. It is so worth the short time it takes. I would say that this is something best to practice alone though, have your hubby wander somewhere for a few minutes or your friends go and grab a drink while you take that short moment of time for yourself 🙂
Travelling is a big part of my job and I am fortunate enough to be able to travel for free very often when I am working with hotels and brands but for me, it’s also so important to be able to plan some of my own get-a-aways every now and again and on this occasion Mems and I booked the entire trip ourselves so we had the luxury of choosing the full itinerary, hotels, restaurants etc. I’m looking forward to sharing all of our finds with you over the next few weeks!