People go to the beach for many different reasons. For some, the sunny environment is a perfect place to work on their tan, while for others, it offers a place to work up a sweat while enjoying the surrounding beauty.
While these are all wonderful reasons to visit the beach, one possibility that shouldn’t be overlooked is the opportunity to find inner peace and serenity. If you want to be able to enjoy those things for yourself, here are a few tips to get you in the right frame of mind.
1. Leave the electronics behind
You might have the urge to bring your phone and laptop with you to the beach, but that is probably not conducive to finding your inner peace. These devices lead to distractions in the form of unanswered emails and the temptation to endlessly scroll through your social media feeds, not to mention the added stress of ensuring that your gadgets are not damaged by the sand or water.
2. Nourish your body
While it’s true that some people achieve heightened levels of self-enlightenment through fasting, we don’t advise you to follow in their footsteps if you’re not familiar with the risks. Take it from us—it’s much easier to be content when your basic hunger needs are adequately met. What’s more, the beach is an excellent place to discover amazing food finds which are sure to put you in the right mood.
3. Don’t make yourself feel guilty about relaxing
One important thing to remember when you go and set out on a mission of peace-finding is to not allow yourself to feel guilty about doing so. Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself, you probably deserve it anyway. Not only that, getting the chance to relax lets you come back to the real world as a better and more capable person.
Beach meditation is a real thing. From the tactile sensation of sand in between your toes to the rhythmic crashing of waves, a lot of elements found on the beach can be used as instruments that can put you in a certain meditative state. It won’t take that much time, and it’s basically about clearing your mind and focusing on your breathing.
5. Try to go at it alone
Spending time with yourself places you directly in front of your own thoughts and emotions, giving you the quiet needed to work through them on your own. The presence of other people during this time can simply lead to more distractions, so we suggest trying to find your peace with nobody else with you. This isn’t to say that being with family or friends makes it impossible, as merely having a few moments to yourself can be more than enough.
Apart from the tips provided above, you can also try to use other techniques like playing calming music or practicing yoga. Inner peace, as you will discover, is heavily subjective and its meaning will vary from person to person. Find what works for you and continue to try different approaches.
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is a luxury beachfront hotel and spa in Kata Noi Bay, Phuket. Get in touch with us today if you’d like to find your inner peace with us. We’re happy to help how we can.