I just got home from a camping weekend with friends and family. It was refreshing and oh-so-needed.
Over the course of 4 days, I had time to do many different things while enjoying nature. I was 98% unplugged from technology and was able to enjoy many things in the world that I probably take for granted on a normal, busy day. One of the things that happened without my conscious awareness is that I arrived home with some much-needed clarity.
I came home with a better sense of some things I need to change for myself. Before leaving, I knew that I need to make some changes personally. I now know that I need to reprioritize a few things. I am now also able to see (with no question) the order that these priorities need to belong. I came home with some ideas about family needs and where I need to shift in order to best help my family. I came home mentally rested (though not physically; lots of noises while camping!), restored, relaxed and ready to shift a few things for some personal, familial and professional balance.
How do you restore balance in your life? Are you able to build in “down time” to help you focus on how you can make changes in your life (or in your family)? If so, how do you achieve this restoration?