The sunset is always so much more beautiful when you are on holiday! The food, the air, the people you meet. Just 👌
Why is that? (Granted in some parts of the world the sunsets are breath-taking).
Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 2016
I know when I’m on holiday I switch into holiday mode, whether that is in another city close to me or in another country.
On holiday, I want to fully experience everything. I see things through fresh eyes, because I’m completely relaxed, and want to make the most of it.
In contrast, in my day-to-day life I don’t stop to appreciate the little things as much as I should. My brain is going ten to the dozen thinking about getting to where I’m going, what I need to do when I get there, where I need to go afterwards.
Those two pretty butterflies flitting in front of me on the way to the tube were just in my way (I was a little scared they might fly at me too).
That busker in the station was just an interruption to my busy thoughts.
On holiday I would have watched the pretty butterflies doing their little mating dance. I would have watched the busker for as many songs as I could, I might have even sang along (OK hummed).
Strange isn’t it? It’s the same life, but a change of scenery and a break from ‘normal’ can really improve our mind-set, and in turn completely change how we view things.
We need to cling on to or re-create that holiday mode feeling. Notice what is around us, get out of our heads (and phones) and appreciate those little things.
We don’t want to miss a beautiful sunset.
Bradford, England, 2017