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Life Update | The Importance of Hitting The Recharge Button

Baby girl in the background there :-)

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...including you. ~ Anne Lammot

I have just come from a mini break which I have to say was much needed. I paid a visit to my grandma last week and I was so happy to finally get a chance to unplug and just spend time with my family and focus on me.

Travel Experience 
 I love to travel and one of the things on my bucket list (which I shared here) was to travel a bit more. On this trip, I got to see quite a lot of the rural Kenya, lots of green fields and hills. The undulating hills and lush green grass was the stuff of Jane Austen movies. There's something so calming about the countryside.
At Lake Victoria
On our way back to Nairobi, we stopped by Kisumu for lunch and I finally got a close-up view of Lake Victoria. Kisumu is hot, stifling hot! Damn! It reminded me so much of summers in Delhi, which honestly enough I don't miss.

Reflections
I have always lived in the city and I love it. I like the energy which just gets you up and ready to work to achieve your goals. However, after some time I always start to feel overwhelmed and unmotivated. That's when I know that I need to take a break away.
On this trip, I made sure to stay away from social media. No Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest (these are the ones I use a lot) and this gave me a chance not only to think about my life but also to be more present. I have noticed that, like many people, I am always on my phone either chatting with someone (Whatsapp will be the death of me) or pinning away on Pinterest. If not, I am playing a certain game that I have become addicted to. It's a struggle but I am trying to reduce the amount of time I am on my phone so that I can concentrate on my work and enjoy life as a whole. And honestly, the amount of peace I got from not constantly scrolling through my feed was immeasurable. If there's one thing I would like you to take away from this post it's this. Unplug from your social media as much as you can and see what a difference it makes in your life.

By the end of my mini-break, I was feeling a quite rested, even though I got sick while there. But as I have started getting back to good health, I am noticing how much better I feel, how clearer I am seeing things and how more focused I feel.
When you notice that you're starting to feel overwhelmed by life, like I was prior to this trip, stop and take a break. It doesn't have to be for an extended period of time or to a resort (although this would just be epic!). But a couple of days in a different environment be it in the countryside or a different town will help you recharge your batteries.

Thank you for stopping by. xo
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About Audrey Masitsa

Audrey is the founder, writer and stylist behind Inches 2 Style. You can read more about her here and hire her for personal shopping, stylist and wardrobe consultations here .
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