Getting Away

Monica Younan B.A., Psychology Intern

July 5th, 2019

Life can move too quickly, at a rapid pace that sometimes feels too overwhelming to keep up with. One’s employment, family, children, or friends can often become too demanding, requiring a lot of time, dedication and commitment. In addition, people tend to set unrealistic and very high standards for themselves when it comes to these aspects of their lives, despite it being highly discouraged. This can leave a person feeling burnt out and on the verge of a breakdown. It can also potentially cause experiences of anxiety and depression.

To help combat these negative experiences, it is highly recommended to go on a getaway. Getting away can bring along several benefits. Whether it may be a mini getaway during the weekend or taking a trip abroad, a getaway can certainly help if you have been feeling exhausted from your day to day life. It allows for an opportunity to take a deep breath and reflect on your own self and your life. It provides you with a chance to relax, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. All of these combined leads to a more positive and clearer mindset. Furthermore, a getaway is a time for you to let go of all your worries and concerns, leaving space for new positive and creative thoughts to emerge. Being away from all the chaos will not only reduce your level of stress but will also positively impact your mental and physical health. Moreover, it allows you to regain some of your lost patience, making you a better employee, friend, parent, sibling and partner. You may be worried that you do not have the sufficient time, energy or funds to accomplish this. While those are reasonable factors to consider, it is important to remember that a getaway can be as simple as taking a day off from work or from your house duties. You are not required to go far away in order to feel balanced and grounded. Sometimes, a simple walk in nature can do the trick.

If you would like some further assistance and guidance in reaching your state of peacefulness, Clinique PsySante can help! Our clinic consists of highly equipped and skilled professionals who can help you create your own ideal getaway making this an empowering and life-changing experience.