We often spend way too much time being mundane. That is a simple fact of life. To function in a society we often need to be part of some kind of repetitive pattern. The 9-5 job, the picking up the kids at daycare, the getting your workout done. All of them routine based. Same time next Tuesday.
And while there can be great creative power in the hypnotic nature of these kind of repetitive activities , the problem arises when we become slaves under a routine that is empty and doesn´t serve us. We want to change something, but we don´t know what, and we are never able to breathe enough to figure it out. We are stuck in a rut that requires our full attention.
Spend a weekend in Barcelona
The solution? Taking a time out. I doesn´t need to that be that long. In sports the timeout is defined as a usually short break, 30-60 seconds, just enough to make the players snap out of whatever they are in and refocus the situation. The same goes for everyday life. When we feel that we are spiralling towards something pointless or negative, it´s a good thing to step out of the routines for a while. Spending a weekend in Barcelona is a good way to do just that.
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Nothing seems to spark the imagination quite like travel. There’s something about the sense of everything in motion and the newness of everything that heightens the awareness. Bring a notepad and let new ideas of what you want to do with your life fall into your lap.
Just hanging out in Barcelona, shopping, walking, or whatever comes to mind is therapeutic enough. But if you feel really stressed out, and want to take the relaxation to the next level, here are some suggestions on where to get pampered in Barcelona.
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