Getting Some Much Needed R&R

beachside at merimbula

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the big city and enjoy the more simple things in life. Not only is it great for you to take a some time off from work and unwind but it’s also good to get away from the pollution, EMF radiation, crowds and stress of daily life in the city.

So midway through last week we decided to take the family on a trip down to Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. This beautiful coastal town is well known for its beaches where snorkeling, surfing and other water sports are popular. It’s also close to several national parks. Whale watching is also a popular activity in the area during the whales’ northern migration in May to July and during the southern migration September to December.

the beach near Merimbula town centreMuch of the population in Merimbula are surrounding areas are retirees, the the town has a definite laid back vibe to it. We’ve stayed to many similar places along the New South Wales and Victorian coasts at some really wonderful bed and breakfasts and quaint cottage inns. Since we booked this trip on a whim however we didn’t book our accommodation until the last minute.

We got a good deal on a few rooms at a nice inn, in a great location. The hotel was on the main street of Merimbula, close to Woolworths and a number of cute eateries, and only a short walk from the water. We booked the accommodation just before we flew out after reading some really good reviews online. The staff were friendly and we were really happy with the hospitality at the inn, read more about our Merimbula accommodation here.

The town is just a short flight (just over an hour) from both Sydney and Melbourne, and is a great place to relax with tons of great beaches to lie about on or activities for those that are so inclined. We spend most of the days laying but the pool or beach, eating really healthy salads and fresh fruit from our favourite local organic cafe, Saltwater Organics and recharging our batteries.

I love getting away from the city, switching off my mobile phone and taking time to breathe, relax and really enjoy our beautiful part of the earth. The kids had a great time as they always do on holiday and we got to spend some of that extra time playing with them like we always say we’re going to do.

People in today’s society get too caught up in the rat race, always trying to keep up with the Joneses, obsessed with buying the latest gadgets and always face down in their smartphones. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from it all and remember what life is all about.

I know most of our readers are fairly health conscious but don’t forget to take a break from your hectic schedules sometimes. If you can’t get away from your job for a short holiday, even just for a weekend, try and do some meditation or yoga to help you remember what is really important in your life, and maintain your focus on happiness and health instead of just working life and wealth.

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