by Diana Proemm, CTRS
Vacation gives you a chance to step back, and give your mind, body and soul a break. Sometimes a vacation can be transformational especially when we find ourselves stuck. We keep pushing forward when we plainly just need a break. We must keep focusing ahead, but giving ourselves downtime to reflect can help find our bigger picture or our one big thing.
Adventure travel is about exploring a new location, but imagine yourself taking a journey to find a new inner perspective. Bigger Picture RT leads you on a trail to transformation on the women’s only trips. If you have found yourself lost on your path join us in Big Sky, Montana or Alaska for your journey of lifetime.
This journey is not for you if:
- You have found your way and have reached the top of the mountain.
- In no need of a mental and physical break from life.
Focusing on your personal mental and physical health is mandatory to keeping life in balance. Listen to your body, and it will tell you what it needs. Sometimes we need the aid of a physician, but don’t let issues metastasize until it’s too late. Physical and mental health problems can sometimes be related to work or personal life issues. Once those issues have been resolved, your health may improve.
Here are a few ways to stay in tune with your body:
Focus On Your Abilities
We sometimes focus in our weaknesses and forget that we have inherent strengths to pull from. After 15 plus years in the field of recreation, I have seen many pull from their strengths to become successes. Use what you have and hone it. It’s ok to spend time honing weaknesses, but think about the success you will have honing your strengths. Starting with this Strength Finder book is a good way to go. Contact me for a consult on discovering your abilities.
Let Food Be Your Medicine
I will be the first one to admit that I love binging on French fries more than anyone, but I try not make it habit to eat them. Having to let go of wheat and dairy years ago, has left me to be more mindful about food. I focus on what I put into my body and listen to what it tells me and feel better for it. Fruits and veggies are always the best option, and do the heart good. It goes without saying, “you are what you eat” and eat what makes you feel good! Stay away from processed and fast foods.
Spend Time In Nature
Spending time in nature is like going to church for me. I find answers to my problems, along with a sense of peace and balance. Prescribe yourself a walk in nature at least once a week. Consider it like popping a nature pill as your mental and physical medicine. The Japanese call it Forest Bathing and can improve your mood, lower blood pressure and increase your energy levels.
The magic of feeling good happens when we slow down and listen deeply to what our mind, body and soul are telling us. In our busy world of digital devices, planes, trains and automobiles it leaves us with little to no time to give our brains a break.
Bigger Picture RT adventure travel trips give you permission to disconnect from technology and the outside world. We are committed to doing something fun every day. The trail to transformation leads you out of your comfort zone to find your courage and inner strength to overcome physical and emotional challenges. You’ll find the magic during unscheduled moments, so learn to acknowledge it.
Become a lady of the wilds and join me on one of our adventure travel trips to Montana or Alaska. These trips are the ultimate adventure experience to transformation designed especially for the busy woman. They are not designed for the weak at heart or those who might want to shelter themselves from healing and happiness.
Peace be with you this week. Diana
Bigger Picture RT, LLC aims to EMPOWER women through outdoor adventure therapy retreats with Bigger Picture RT, LLC. Reward and transform yourself with a trip of lifetime. YOU DESERVE IT!
If you’re ready to travel the world and make a change in your life. Then join me this year on one of these amazing experiences.
Hiking, touring and rafting in Big Sky, Montana – June 21-26, 2017
Kayaking, scenic flights, and glacier hiking in Alaska – July 20-27, 2017