What is important in life..? Well, that’s a big question and there will be many responses to it. Let’s put it another way, What is important in YOUR life. That way, the choice is yours and there is more freedom to say what you personally want, rather than deferring to deep down unaudited beliefs you picked up somewhere about what you should do. Forget all that! When it comes to considering things like “what do I want out of life”; “what makes me feel good about life”, “what makes me happy”, or even “what makes me less unhappy” have you considered what works for you? Do you really know what sustains a happy and fulfilling life? It’s easy to say what we want to do, for a quick fix. We may not know, or may not have reflected the choice process, when it comes to sustainable long term happiness and having what we want, that really delivers.
If I were to offer you a way to feel better about yourself; bring more joy into your life; discover ways of making your life the way you want it to be, would you read on? If it were true, of course you would! Well it is true, so glad you’re still here!
It’s fundamental in our life that we need to take a holiday. Whether it’s so we can get away from a life stressful style, or just plain simple needing to go somewhere, let our hair down, and have fun. Somehow in life, we tend to think that, if only I did that, went there, had one of those then I will feel happier about my life. Could it be that in a lot of these cases, we become the ostrich with its head in the sand, hoping that it will all go away when I take another look? Not that these is anything wrong with being able to disconnect from things. However, if, having spent our money on a “holiday for singles”, when we return home and everything is just the same, then the situation is actually worse. We had our chance to alleviate it all. Yes we had a blast, laughed and had fun; got a suntan, met some people. How many times have we been on a holiday when we felt as though we needed another holiday in the sun, to get over the last one?! Late nights and loads of parties are fun but the more we do them, the less good it feels in the long run.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a kill-joy. I can party like the best of them. I was a ski resort manage for a season. My son is an event and music consultant who organises large word of mouth events around West London. I’ve partied in Aspen, Colorado 17 years running, give or take, and that is a fun place. If it’s just fun that we need in life, we may as well all move there; end of story.
What I’m getting to, is that, if you are traveling alone, or the situation determines a solo holiday, then there is a whole different scenario available to you. Yes, I do have an angle. I have been working on ways to feel happier and more fulfilled in life for several decades and have run holistic holidays on a desert island for the last 12 years. I know what people look for in that situation. They type in “I need a holiday”, “holidays for singles”, “spa holiday” or even “holidays for couples” . These days, people know enough to realise that “yoga holiday” or “holistic Holiday” can be a fun escape with kindred spirits in beautiful places, plus the well-being you take home lasts longer than the tan!
However, to some people a holistic retreat or a yoga holiday sounds a bit monastic and low on fun, but it’s not the case.There is not a search phrase in common parlance that you would type in for a singles holiday with the following benefits:
- Safe for women travelling alone
- No single’s surcharge
- Fun and Uplifting
- Ocean view room with balcony and adjacent cliff-top walk
- Inclusive Spa and Gym Access and discount on treatments
- Be taken to stunning and unusual restaurant locations
- Taste the local wines in Restaurants or Bodegas
- Discover the secrets of how to make your life the way you want it to be
- Realise how you may have been limiting your potential
- Walk or cycle on a desert island to one of the best beaches in the world
- Play tennis with Stuart; compete or lessons.
- The Company of Kindred spirits or not
- Surfing lesson option in huge bay with cliffs, islands and no hotels
- Optional Yoga lessons
- Easy direct flights to Lanzarote; Summer all year round climate
- Help discover who you really are and what you want in life
- Take back powerful tools to help maintain your well-being and happiness.
- Mentoring and personal guidance from someone well down the path!
The notion of a holiday harks back to the Anglo Saxon root for holi-day, as in holy without the religious bit (We don’t do religion, unless it is to review it s shortcomings, in most cases). There was a belief that we need time out to get in touch with our true selves, to release stress and re-empower ourselves. The ability to have time away on your own is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a solo holiday where you can be totally selfish and dwell totally on you, your greatest asset! Spa Holidays sound as though they would fit the bill, but most often they focus on the outer treatment without realising that we need to free up stuck emotions and out-dated belief systems. Yes pampering is good as well. Yoga and therapies help us to quieten the mind and learn to enjoy our personal real estate without the need to have to control, fix, plan or schedule things.
Stuart Forster, of EcoLifeWalks, is a spiritual teacher with decades of holistic experience will look after you for the week, explain life’s secrets while showing you places of outstanding ecological beauty. If you are aware of what is happening in the world, you may already realise that there is a universal acceleration in evolution taking place. A singles holiday to help you become who you really are will be a great preparation for the momentous changes we are about to experience on our planet! (if you haven’t noticed, drop me a line and I will give you some pointers!)