I am not an outdoorsy person, so when my mom pulled up to my office building yesterday and told me we were going camping you can guess I was less than excited. I spent the hour long car ride trying to figure out what I was going to do for the next day and a half until I had to be at work again, (and checking to see if the campground had Wi-Fi... Which it didn't.)
After doing my usual twitter check, and a quick game of Kim K: Hollywood (I'm just a little addicted), I decided to read a couple chapters of my book for the week, "Is Everybody anging out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling. About 3 chapters in I noticed it was getting dark, 'already?' I thought.. Didn't we just get here? I had to of spent 4 hours doing what normally takes me no more than 30 minutes, and I have to say I liked it.. A Lot!
During my normal post-work routine, which consists of almost the exactly the same thing, I always unconsciously tried to rush through it. Maybe it was because of an appointment or the possibility of making plans, but I never took the time to truly enjoy what I was doing.
But then I wondered, how could I feel this relaxed without having to go camping again?
It was then I realized that it was only relaxing because 1. there was no wifi and 2. My phone died; turning my phone on airplane mode(or off) can give me the same relaxed feeling I had camping, minus the tent and the bugs. Planning one day, or even a couple hours to have a stress free period can greatly improve your mood and lower your stress!
This is definitely something I'll be imbeddibg into my daily life