Island Life: A Mindful Retreat

| September 14, 2021

Rush hour traffic, smart phone dings, and an email inbox a mile long is enough to make anyone want to pull their hair out. Sound familiar? If so, explore a mindful island life getaway with these tips.

The hustle and bustle of everyday life is stressful. Being wound too tight can cause a number of health problems like a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, weight gain and more. Melt away the worry on Anna Maria Island by slowing it down with some mindful activities.

Anna Maria Bayfront Park

Get back to nature at the Anna Maria Bayfront Park. On the northern tip of Anna Maria Island the park is directly on the water. Pack a picnic and enjoy a Gulf view of crystal clear water under a covered pavilion. Afterwords, toss a blanket on the sand and engage in some mindful breathing.

Inhale the fresh ocean air with a long cleansing breath. Let the breaking waves focus your mind on a slow exhale. As you blow out visualize your stress releasing with it. Rinse and repeat for maximum effect.

Simple mindful breathing can significantly reduce stress. Not only does intentional breath help to quiet our overactive mind, it helps prevent burnout, can relieve pain and decrease negative emotions. Who knows, after a go of it at the beach it might become a normal routine.

Bean Point

Avoid the crowds on the beautiful beach of Bean Point. Known for it’s seclusion, it’s a perfect place to take it easy. On your way over get some ice for the cooler and pick up pool float. Nothing spells relaxing like soaking in the sun on a tucked away island beach with a cold beverage.

Did you know the proper amount of sun helps our body produce vitamin D? Best known for it’s role in keeping bones healthy, a balanced amount of vitamin D also helps fight a range of diseases and can reduce depression. Aiding a normal immune system is also an added bonus.

Luxury Vacation Rental

Get swept off your feet with a gorgeous luxury vacations rental right on the water. Whether you’re looking for a cozy waterfront cottage or a spacious Gulf view there’s something just right for you. 

Cloud 9 takes relaxation to the next level. This elegant location offers a poolside Gulf view, a covered dinning balcony, a hot tub and more. You don’t even have to let your putting game get rusty at the Sand Trap rental furnished with a back yard putt putt course.

Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your getaway, wake up to a stroll down to the water for some relaxing self paced yoga. Even some light yoga can increase blood flow while reducing blood pressure. Not only is yoga good for flexibility and strength, it’s a great stress reliever.

Sometimes vacations can be more hectic than intended. Don’t come home again saying you need a vacation from your vacation. Take your state of mind into your own hands and plan a mindful island life getaway that allows you to bring order to the chaos and breath a little easier.

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