Keep That Vacation Feeling All Year Long
Lying on the beach, for a day or for a week, you find yourself reaching a level of total relaxation that is rare in our hectic lives. Whether you experience this bliss on a beach, on a lake, or in the mountains; you want to bring some of that vacation feeling back home with you.
Tangible things rekindle memories and dreams.
In Your Bedroom Re-create The Feeling of the Place That Nurtures Your Soul.
One client has a special love of the seaside. The bedroom was already the pale blue of an ocean sky. She placed a few pictures and mementos of the ocean and her home there, to the delight of herself and her husband.
- If a cabin in the woods is your delight, then place a Hudson Bay or LL Bean blanket over your favorite chair.
- Travels to distant lands? A window draped with sari fabric from India.
- A paper mache box from Venice becomes your jewelry box.
How-tos: Keep that Vacation Feeling Going All Year
- Frame a snapshot of you having a wonderful time. The most important thing is that the photo captures the positive energy of that moment and when you look at it you re-experience some of that joy.
- Enlarge and frame a photo or print of a particular scene from a place you love, or would love to visit.
- Create a collage of photos or postcards that you love
- Consider getting “useful” souvenirs that you will use often instead of tchotchskes (knick knacks):
- If you savor your tea by the cup get a special tea rather than a tea pot that will be shoved to the back of your cabinet.
- Or a jam like the one you had at that wonderful bed and breakfast
- Remember physical things are just triggers for the memories of your travels. Things come and go, your memories are forever.
How do you keep that vacation feeling going in your home and in your life? I would love to hear your ideas.
Want To Make That Travel Dream Come True?
Activate the Travel area of the Ba-Gua. As you stand in the door facing the house or room, the travel area is in the front right hand corner nearest the door. This is the part of the Ba-Gua that influences both Travel and Helpful People. Travel includes where you have been and where you would like to go. Helpful People includes friends, colleagues and mentors.
Place a Feng Shui cure or image of where you want to go in the Ba-Gua Travel area.
Words of Wisdom
“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen, English novelist (1775-1817
My favorite feet-up books are mysteries by Tony Hillerman and Reginald Hill. Hillerman’s books take place on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. The land becomes one of the characters. “A Thief of Time” is particularly good. Hillermans’ books have added the Southwest to my travel wish list. Hill’s books take place in Yorkshire, England. “Beyond the Woods” weaves together an old and a new mystery, while “Picture Perfect” parodies Jane Austen with an affectionate wink.
What are your favorite vacation reads?
photo by andrew w osterberg