A few weeks ago, we did a quick family vacay, it was the only time in our schedules to slip away as the business of the summer was quickly grabbing us.
I was neck deep in projects for the Parade of Homes and husband was his usual go.go.go.
As the hours count down till we leave, I always have the small voice in my head to just back out….I have too much to finish up, he is swamped, maybe we should just plan it later.
I think the only reason we always go through are because three littles patiently wait on us.
And the more we talked about it, we needed a break from technology and the craziness of everyday.
As we sat on the beach, miles away from job’s, to-do lists, people and wifi, you know you made the right decision by just getting away. And I will be the first to admit, it was the best thing.
smartwater is running an Instagram Challenge called “look up” and it had me thinking about what I see, think and am inspired by when I take a break from everything and look up.
What did I see when I turned everything off and looked up instead of what is constantly in my hand?
I saw the littles actually laughing and playing together, I saw amazing sunsets (we all know I am not a morning person), I saw so many families spending time together…doing what we were doing, and that makes you feel amazing.
I know how my brain constantly goes when I stop, sit and remain quiet for a bit. Inspiration constantly hits over and over again for new DIY projects, how I am going to tackle the soon-to-be 12 year old’s room, installing board and batten in the guest bath, and I know I am doing what I am supposed to be doing.
Isn’t it crazy how we have to be pushed to take a break, especially from technology, but we all walk away feeling inspired and having a fresh perspective on everything, even though it may be the tiniest thing?
I want to challenge you to take on the smartwater Instagram Challenge ‘look up’, even if it’s setting down your phone, walking away from your desk and look up, just as smartwater’s tagline says ‘inspired by the clouds’. It is the best feeling.
Head on over to the smartwater Instagram Challenge and see what is inspiring others! And follow @smartwater on Instagram and check out #lookupsweepstakes while you are there.
“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own.”