|A dolphin sneaking up behind me like all of life's problems.|
I just got back from an amazing Caribbean cruise with my family. We got to relax, let go... stop worrying. As someone with OCD, any excuse to stop worrying is a welcome one.
But then you get to the middle. All of a sudden you feel that mix of nausea and stifled screams: You remember that vacation is going to end.
All those problems and stressers you were avoiding? They're coming right back at you. Then, the tragedy is that you spend a ridiculous percentage of the rest of your vacation worried about the end of your vacation.
My therapist (and a ridiculous amount of mental health tips) recommend practicing mindfulness - staying in the moment. It's not easy, but it's the only way to really enjoy your life.
As summer comes to a close, don't let the mid-vacation blues get you down. Don't let the upcoming winter stop you from enjoying these lovely sunny August days. Focus on the now. Enjoy.