Camille Styles

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Hit the Reset Button

September 25th, 2014

For better or worse, I (kelly) live for seizing the moment. Because I’m a firm believer that every day has the potential to be the best one yet, I often have a hard time turning down any opportunity to spend time with family, friends or travel. I have an even harder time if it’s a health-centered or fitness activity (and bonus points if it involves brunch after!)

As a result, summer was jam-packed. I rarely had a chance to unpack my suitcase in between trips and felt like I was running — literally — through the days with few breaks in between. I joined a run group, committed to more cycling, signed up for unlimited pilates and raced my first triathalon. Throw in a few weddings, work travel and weekend visitors — and I was maxed out. I was having so much fun, but as a mostly Type A person, doing all the things…left me feeling overwhelmed and unorganized. I never lost focus, but knew I reached a point where I needed to take a break, re-evaluate my schedule and hit reset. Enter: a four-day solo staycation at the Lake Austin Spa Resort, where I went offline and fully succumbed to quiet time. I read a book while laying in a hammock, watched the sunrise and sunset on the dock, picked fresh figs in the garden and dined in a spa robe. I even hydro-biked and tried stand up paddle boarding — all simple pleasures. The most important thing I learned? The importance of thinking time. Here’s how to hit the proverbial reset button!

Image by Mackenzie Rouse

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17 Comments under :: Hit the Reset Button
  1. Great post! I would love to do a staycation at a spa resort. Taking time for yourself to unwind and unplug is so important.

  2. Maria Fernanda says:

    loved this post! Very inspiring. Will definitely consider adding some of these tips to my routine.

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  4. Chanel Dror says:

    So inspired by this, Kelly! Started this morning off with a little musical meditation and I’m feeling g-o-o-d.

  5. arielle says:

    great points and great pictures! that resort looks amazing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  6. 204 Park says:

    Such an inspiring post – I’m going to work on remembering some of these tips. Love it! Xo, Sarah

  7. dustjacketattic says:

    Some great ideas … ps thank you for the link-love xx

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