European Adventure: the first weeks – disconnecting to reconnect

Time has been flying the past two and a half weeks. We went to a Calgary Flames game and they won – woohoo! The energy in the arena was incredible, I was like a child in a candy store, in total awe. Calgary is a city I really enjoy and always have fun in, and I’ve come to notice that’s because there are so many family and friends there that we love. It’s often not about where we are, but the company in which we find ourselves.

Flying from Calgary to London we were very surpised to land in London to winter storm warnings. I literally laughed out loud, I was totally shocked at this. A great lesson in in not making assumptions!! Here I’d been promising my partner for months that we would have spring in England and it would be beautiful and green with flowers and birds and beautiful smells. Instead we were snowed in for a few days. But hey, we enjoyed a cup of tea and watching the snowfall, and of course throwing snowballs!

We are so connected in todays world, and sometimes I find it draining to be attached to a phone or computer.  So often we get places or have visitors and the first thing asked is whats the wifi code?  I didn’t connect my phone or laptop to wifi for days when we arrived, and it was FABULOUS. I was able to be present with my family without the distraction of technology. My intention for my trip is to be fully in the moment and spend time with people I love and in nature rather than on devices.

A fun challenge: notice how you feel before being on your phone or social media, and how you feel afterwards. If it inspires you, and makes you feel wonderful, awesome, keep the positive feelings rolling. However if you feel zoned out, or get stuck in the trap of comparison to others, consider ways you can cut down on technology and spend more time in the moment loving and accepting yourself. When we allow ourselves time to disconnect, we allow space to reconnect with ourselves, with our truest essence, with the most loving part of ourselves – the part we can truly flourish from.

 

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