Exploring your region
Do you grab opportunities by the balls?
Or do you shy away from them and prefer to stay home wrapped up on the couch watching the latest movie?
I get like this and while staying home is good for your soul you shouldn’t make it a weekly habit.
It isnt hard to get out there to do things…… I can see you sitting there thinking – Money is my biggest set back. …. But isn’t it always?
There are so many things you can do with little or no money – Possibly all you need is petrol.
This weekend I explored Piha and Karekare. Its an hour give or take if you are in Auckland and it is truly like going to a hidden, lost destination. There is not much there but a café and an art gallery but what more do you need.
Explore the beach, listen and appreciated the roar of the waves – The view is overwhelming and beautiful, rough and majestic. If you are keen climb Lion Rock ( no I didn’t attempt it)
There are walks in the Waitakeres that fit all fitness needs. Take a picnic and just explore.
We headed out to Karekare to check out the water fall. Only a 10 minute nice walk and you are presented with one of the most breathtaking veiws. Head out to the beach and walk the sand dunes.
If I was a wordsmith I could express so much better what this west coast beach is like but you have to make the time to visit it yourself. ( I promise you, you wont regret it)
I only got away for one night but it felt like I was away a full weekend. We explored so much and packed in so much into each hour. It was bliss. Of course it helps with the people you spend your time with – They make everything better.
Start making plans to have “Staycations” Get away for one or two nights and keep it local. Go to a location you havent been before.
AirBnB are a great resource for holiday homes. Or check out the local Backpackers, or Campground.
All we need to do is, do a little planning. Look at next month and pick a weekend and book something in. Just do it. Don’t worry about the money. You can do things on a tight budget. Eat noodles and bread all weekend. Its not going to kill you not to have 3 huge course meals.
I dare you too.