Beach days are some of the best days.
Lately I’ve found that I have a hard time leaving “life” behind to truly relax on the beach, on a hike, or a bike ride. I find myself thinking about all the things I still need to fix in my life.
This applies to work too. Sometimes you have to leave the work at the office, and you need to full be on the beach, feeling the sand, swimming in the water, and having a good time. If you bring work stress into the quiet moments, you’ll never get the rest that you need to come back to the office and do your best work.
There’s something about unfinished business that keeps our mind awake, alert, but not in the present moment. This anxiety robs us of the joy we’re given now, in order to begin our suffering before our “tee time”, when the event we’re anticipating actually takes place. Why not just confine the stress to the stressor? Why not deal with things as they come?
These moments on the beach, or even just waking up in the morning and enjoying that first cup of coffee, all combine to make a life that you can either love, or hate.
Let’s strive to not let our beautiful moments be tainted with anxiety. The issues can be resolved in their own time. This section of time sitting on the beach is for me, and for rest, for joy, for a good life.