Everyone needs somewhere they can relax and unwind. For some, like myself, it’s usually alone with my thoughts, for others it might be in the company of others.
This event, location or activity I like to call your ‘Safe Place’. It’s somewhere you can go to let go of your problems, concerns and issues.
Regardless of what you do it your Safe Place, it recharges you and there are a few common things across everyone I’ve ever spoken to about it.
First, is that’s it’s free, or close to. No need to spring for a holiday away, simply a walk in a nearby park, or visiting a local beach will do. Sure, a holiday away is always nice, but that itself can be stressful in it’s own way. The event or events I mean here are things you can do every day. Might be having a shower, pottering in the garden, playing computer games, etc.
Second, is that there is activity involved. It might be mental activity, as in reading a book, but still activity. Few people ‘do nothing’ when they are trying to recharge.
Third, many new ideas and problems are solved in this safe place. Solutions to problems that you might be struggling with in your work seem to just pop to mind.
Finally, that it recharges you. There might be hard work involved, but you still love doing it, and find even though afterwards your body is tired, your mind isn’t.
So where do you go for your ‘Safe Place?’