Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Unplugging....

Thursday, October 29, 2009.....

About 8 years ago, my sister and I started an annual (well, almost) tradition this time of year -- we go to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts.

It's been 2 years since our last journey, but I'm really missing it this year. I know, I can hear people saying, 'Oh, LMB can't go away to an amazing spa for one week. Boo hoo - Get a life.'

I get it. In fact, I constantly say the same thing to me. However, I have to tell you what I really appreciate about this trip is that it gives me the time to truly reconnect with me.

I journal, catch up on reading by a glorious fire, try out new lifestyle changes, eat healthy, exercise, and yes, I fully embrace spa treatments.

The management and staff are wonderful -- always smiling, always nice.

So, for one week, I take 5 days of it to regroup, and it is wonderful. I come back refreshed and also with some great tips to live the life I want. In addition, I get to refocus in a beautiful location with no interruptions or nasty people to push my buttons.

Today, I am going to try to recreate this scenario for 24 hours. My husband will be out-of-town tonight and I planned a day I might have had at the spa. I'm unplugging my phones, t.v. and computer for 24 hours. If this goes well, I might consider doing this for an entire weekend right before the holidays gets into full swing.

I'm looking forward to reconnecting and pampering me with NO interruptions.

Till Friday....

36 comments:

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Enjoy!

Matty said...

I've done this. The disconnecting part. Enjoy!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I do the home version too and it is aweome. But. I have to say. I want to go to the spa you mentioned....

Dan said...

Let me know if that works. Sounds great.

The Peach Tart said...

What a fabulous idea.

mandatorybloghere said...

That is a great idea
I dont know if I could unplug though
I havent been unplugged in years

McGillicutty said...

I felt the same way about blog camp, it relaxed me no end and I loved every minute of it. Blogging is my zen place... enjoy!!!!

DayDreamer said...

Good Its extremely important to reconnect..

Hope this simulation exercise works for you..Do let us now about it your next post..

BTW..you have got a nice blog..

Do visit mine and follow it if you like it..(Though am not sure its as good as urs)

Till then..

Happy Vacations!!
:-)

Secretia said...

Such a good idea for you, relax, unwind play a little, massage what needs it.

secretia

Jules said...

I'm not sure it will be QUITE the same, but enjoy it still.... A spa week..... Ahhhh.....

Helen McGinn said...

Hello? HELLOOOO?? Oh. Sorry. You wanted to be left alone?? Well, let me just tell you this first....

What usually happens when I try such a thing so unplug that phone properly my friend and chill! I hope you enjoy. cxcx

Badass Geek said...

Hope you enjoy it!

Yankee Girl said...

It's always a good idea to take time off to regroup. It's so good for mental health!

Enjoy your time with you! May the peace and quiet bring you the serenity you are looking for.

Spot said...

I'm pretty sure you're speaking a foreign language or something in this post. Me time? Unplugged? No interuptions? Yeah, I'm lost. Can't remember what that even felt like. And even if it did happen for me, I'd probably just start bugging myself. =]

Hope you enjoy it!
♥Spot

Patty Ann said...

This sounds like something I seriously need to do. Not a terrible idea LMB...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

That sounds like just what I need too! Any chance you can enjoy it for both of us?

Hugs!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You have 202 followers!! Congratulations and hugs!!
:)

New England Girl said...

You forgot to mention that the wonderful spa is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country! ;) Of course, I'm biased, but.... !

I LOVE Canyon Ranch. A bunch of my friends used to work there during the summer in high school. It's such a pretty place. And it's onlyyy about 40 minutes from me. Ah, the Berkshires. We're so purty. :)

blueviolet said...

I think you're going to love being unplugged. It's peaceful to relax and do nothing!

kys said...

How peaceful. Enjoy!

Bamboo said...

I love that idea. Might steal it in fact. Nothing quite like getting back to your own roots and taking care of yourself.

lacochran said...

Sounds deelish! Enjoy!

Brian Miller said...

have a great time away. we all need to do that occassionally to just like you said...reconnect.

otin said...

Enjoy your time away from the world!! :)

Titania said...

Go enjoy yourself, I love guilty pleasures....

DB said...

I too am very sad we will not be Ranching it this year. Hopefully next!

Goose said...

great idea! I think a spa trip is a wonderful idea. I hope you get to go to the spa next year!

Sunshine Mama said...

Have a fab time!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahhhhhh, I know just what you mean. A spa vacation is paradise.

Take the time while you can and ENJOY.

xo

Midtown Girl said...

I think I need to do that myself - SO Happy you are getting to do this!

Enjoy darling ;-)

مى said...

Ooh, plush! Enjoy :)

mkelton24 said...

Enjoy the trip- I have a similar girls trip to the mountains with my sister, mother and grandmother!
stumbled across your blog and am loving it! My husband and I have a 1949 home in need of work as well!
www.thekeltonscozycottage.blogspot.com

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a great idea! Enjoy your day for just YOU!

Sarahlah said...

Actually, I wonder if I could manage to do that...maybe if I do ever have a weekend without hubby but how would I get rid of everyone else with whom I am connected?

Just enjoy!!

Jewels Diva said...

Good for you, just goes to show you don't need to go to a spa to have a nice time relaxing. Give yourself a nice face mask, a good scrub with yummy bodywash and eat anything you want.

Kristin said...

I don't blame you one bit for being bummed. We all need time to recharge the old battery!