Last year was a huge year filled with so many wonderful things including big days at the clinic with my lovely patients, teaching my eager beaver students about acupuncture at the Endeavour College of Natural Health and recommencing my own studies with the Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney. I spent the break between Christmas and New Year having an incredibly super time at the Woodford Folk Festival spreading the word on Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary health at the Blue Lotus stage. Add this all together, and well, I was feeling the need for some slow down time in the shape of a break come February.
So, off I took, to tropical North Queensland where the air is warm and the vibe is slow and relaxed. I jumped onto a dive boat and spent the best part of three days underwater scuba diving with the fishes. And those three days, well they felt longer. They felt good and were just what I needed to unwind and relax. Why is scuba diving so relaxing?
So, my message to you is this. A holiday doesn’t need to be long or expensive or take you to far away places to have that refreshing effect. Short bursts in different surroundings (that do it for you), regularly, may be just what you need. Got one planned? Pull out your diary/iphone calender now and block yourself out a short break or two to get you through to mid year. A long weekend here and there can work wonders.
I’ve included a few photos of the underwater adventure land that we are so lucky to have only two hours flight from Brisbane. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure and needs to be explored to be really appreciated. Do it!
And if you need another somewhat weather appropriate message of how a good break can pick you up, then this gem is it. Enjoy!
For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture). Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.