Summertime is sizzling here in Ibiza and the weather and vibes are encouraging us all to slow down and take five (or even 40 winks) to retreat from the heat in the middle of the day, to retreat and take a siesta indoors to recuperate our energies.
When you are coming to Ibiza on holiday, lazing by the pool or enjoying the people watching, sands, seas and delicious chiringuitos, this can distract you from the heat with ease. However, when you live or work here, how do you manage to keep on top of the work, the enquiries and client requests, as well as those from home, friends and family?
And when you are here on holiday, are you really taking a break? Or are you still checking in with the office, projects or the bitter-sweet allure of other people’s activities, where to be and whats going on on Facbeook?
Being switched on has many fine qualities, to find what you are looking for, to tune in to your favourite DJs, fashion designers and hip happenings. Yet this can also keep you over-heated in the head… always ‘on’ or still spending your quality time here in Ibiza whilst buzzing along at the same city place you wanted to leave behind.
Embrace the spirit of our wonderful white island – dive into letting go of being ‘switched on’ and give your brain a break by going with the flow. Feel into your day-to-day experiences and enjoy the wonderful, magical, moments that happen here (and often guide you to the most amazing happenings just by following your heart spontaneously.
Keep your cool and chillax into the Ibiza rhythm this July!
* Find time to relax your mind by disconnecting properly
* Put your phone on silent (yep! That includes messages and emails)
* Choose times for reviewing emails when you can really be 100% present
* Avoid working between 2 – 5pm. Cool off with a dip or a siesta
* Allow yourself at least a few leisurely lunches each week
* Less is more – be shorter and sweeter in emails and set an auto-responder to let people know that you are summer-season busy – so that you can give yourself permission to take necessary breathers…
And when things really heat up? Release the heat of emotionally charged communications by ensuring a step back to cool down: sleep on it, or at least take a good hour away from the correspondence, so that you can come back to respond having genuinely taken time to review the situation. This gives you time and space to answer from a calmer, clearer and purer place.