The fine art of unplugging at Grand Mayan Heather Lindstrom of Stylemindchic Lifestyle

The fine art of unplugging…..

When was the last time you completely unplugged?

When was the last time you let yourself forget that ever present ‘to do’ list in your head…

and just let your mind drift?

The fine art of unplugging at the Lounges in Pool at Grand Mayan Los Cabos

When was the last time you allowed yourself an afternoon nap,

or to daydream for hours on end?

Lounging by the pool in Los Cabos at the Grand Mayan

It had been a very long time for me and I allowed myself those moments last week, during our getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico. It wasn’t always easy, especially at first. I felt like I should be doing something. You know that feeling?  I predicted that might happen, so I made a plan. I allowed myself the easy capture of a few daily Instagram pics and one quick iPad blog post, a postcard from Los Cabos midweek, but that was it. I left my email, my social media accounts, my career, and my entire blogging life alone. I thoroughly unplugged…and I enjoyed it.

Sunset over the water at 7 Seas Restaurant in Los Cabos, Mexico

It felt good…it felt restorative…

and I let myself slow way down.

I listened to the voice within.

I let myself feel the pounding surf, the sun on my skin and

my appreciation for the beauty and nature around me grew.

The firepit at the Grand Mayan, Los Cabos

I thought unplugging might recharge my creative juices and help me explore the more intricate levels of my personal voice that I want to share. I was surprised to realize that I had missed the silence, and the privacy, of my non-blogging life, even for the time being.

Balloons and a rainbow over the sea for a wedding at Grand Mayan

I relished the ease and the noticed the little details…

like balloons and rainbows over the sea for a beach wedding.

My relaxed soul reminded me of the desire to connect…

with someone I love.

Scott Lindstrom at 7 Seas in San Jose del Cabo dinner on the water

Let’s trust our gut instinct, to know when we need to recharge, to take a break, to seek the privacy and peace.

This kind of introspection is essential as we care for ourselves.

The Fine Art of Unplugging at the Tranquil poolside at Grand Mayan Los Cabos Heather Lindstrom of Stylemindchic Lifestyle

When you feel you need the rest, the change of pace, the unplugging of it all…be sure to take it.

Our careers, our families & friends and our blogging lives

 will remain and be there when we return…

renewed, refreshed and restored.

Here’s to a moment, or a few, of unplugging in life.

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When was the last time you truly unplugged?

Did the voice inside surprise you?

xx,

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PS-I’m excited to be meeting up with one of my favorite bloggers here later this week!

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31 comments

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Well, YOU certainly took me away for a few moments!WHAT A SPOT to un~wind!GOOD FOR YOU………..I need to do the same.

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I want to be there right now!!

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Just dive right in, right? xx

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Hi,
I went on vacation when I first started blogging–a cruise where Internet minutes were very expensive. I couldn’t stay unplugged. I insisted on paying for Internet minutes so my new blog could continue to grow.
I’m Janice. I came over to say thank you for following my blog this morning! Nice to meet you!

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Such pleasure to meet you Janice! I’m enjoying your blog. I hope you can join us for our Lifestyle LinkUp on Friday!

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Great post Heather. Reminds me how important it is to do this. I love how you write. You have such a great way of capturing the feeling of your getaway and I love the photos too. Must have been wonderful! Good for you to unplug and enjoy. I know you deserved it you work so hard. Have a good week. xx Kim

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Ahhhh thanks Kim! I appreciate your kind words. I do think it’s essential to unplug, whether it’s on a getaway, or in creating that time and space at home. Either way is good. Thinking of you and have a wonderful week!
xx

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Oh my goodness…this is the MOST gorgeous post EVER! I am terrible about unplugging and need a vacation like this desperately. You look absolutely stunning, my dear! I am thrilled you had a wonderful trip. Big hugs!

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Thank you Sandy! What a fun surprise to see my photo and link on your series “On My Radar”. I feel so honored! We did enjoy the trip very much and, truly, felt relaxed for the first time in ever so long. Thanks again, girlfriend!
xx

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Oh so beautiful!! It’s been way too long since I’ve unplugged. I did it for almost 48 hours last summer and it was simply intoxicating!!! I often wonder if I’m living “A Well Styled Life” while I’m plugged in to social media, etc. I don’t think so. Welcome home my friend. I’ve missed you!
xoxo

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I remember that post, Jen! I recall you were up at Tahoe. I agree, unless we take the time out from all the social media, at times, it’s hard to really appreciate life (or a well styled life!;). Great point!
xx

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The Cabo pics are so beautiful, and you and Scott clearly looked relaxed. Its’s so fun to see your trips and getaways. Isn’t it great to getaway and unplug? I wish I could discipline myself to unplug at home sometimes. Xx Karen

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Los Cabos has a natural beauty that I really love. I’m happy to hear you enjoy my travel posts, Karen. I love the process of the photography and later weaving the post together. It’s like reliving our trip when I do that. I also hope to inspire my reader friends to travel when possible. I know that you are a fan of travel like I am.
Happy Sunday!
xx

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Oh, far too long! Loved the post; just reading it made me feel relaxed. Glad you had such a lovely vacation!!

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Anne! Welcome back to blog world. I just discovered your new blog so thanks for commenting so that I could find it. Looks fabulous! I’m already a fan. xx

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Heather you’re so right. There’s so much value in stepping away from our busy lives and all our social media and choosing to be in the moment. I remember what it was like before we all had IPhones with us every second. Seems like life is so sped up now with less opportunity for natural silence unless we make a concerted effort to seek it out. Your photo next to the water looks so peaceful. I’m so happy you got a chance to recharge.
:)

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Thank you, Leslie! I know we both appreciate spending time by the sea. It is so relaxing, isn’t it? xx

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Wow! What a spot! Looks so wonderful there.

I often take a tech break when we go away. It is great just to let go for a change.

bisous
Suzanne

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I’ve seen some of those getaways of yours, Suzanne. So perfect to unplug and recharge! We do love our sunny, beachy getaways, don’t we? ;)
xx

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I find that I do whenever I “get away” from the house…this is can be as simple as taking a very long walk….
I call it “taking a thinking vacation” and ya know what??? every time I do I sleep so much better…….

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I missed seeing you when I stopped by Oakdale yesterday, Val. I can just picture you on one of your ‘thinking vacations’. It’s the perfect description. I let my mind ‘drift’ and that was just what I needed. Ahhhh sleep….it’s what we all need.
Happy spring break!
xx

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I am so late dear Heather, but I know what you mean. I have been unplugging more and more since I stopped posting on my blog and I am all the better for it. Time just doesn’t make room for ALL the things I want to do, but listening to yourself is extremely important. You are lucky that you can travel frequently in order to do it; I take my travels in reading on the weekends and writing and I LOVE IT! Oh the beauty you must see when you unplug my friend! Anita

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I think that makes so much sense, Anita. I was so pleased to see your recent post. Your readers LOVE you! The wonderful thing is that they will be there-whenever and however- you return. I’m so excited about your book! Congrats to you. Glad to hear you are unplugging and spending time on your creative endeavors.
Happy spring!! xx

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You’re sooo right about completely unplugging and it can be so hard to truly get away from all social media (although I remember in Cabo a few years ago finding Wifi wasn’t so easy). You look so relaxed and captured Cabo’s beauty and I love that pic of the balloons over the wedding because those are easily the moments missed if we’re instagramming or checking twitter on vacation. :) PS — SO excited to see you Friday. :)

xoDale

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I’m always amazed at how much we have in common girlfriend! We have been to, and enjoy, so many of the same places. :) We had free wifi throughout the entire Grand Mayan resort on this trip. I still felt the need to unplug-which was good. I am so excited to see you tomorrow. Tea Bar here we come! Safe travels, girlfriend. You are a gorgeous, glowing pregnant woman by the way.
xx, Heather

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Oh Heather, I don’t work right now, so this relaxed feeling is what I feel like often, and that’s why so many of my blog posts are about nature because it brings me peace. I’m so glad you experienced this yourself on your Los Cabos trip. What a fun and dreamy vacation you had. Is that you by the pool, you look fantastic, and Yes, so relaxed. We went to Cabo, Mexico many years ago and had a wonderful time. It would be nice to go again. Thank you for the rainbow…..I believe it is a gift when we see one, and I saw this through your intagram pictures. Such a nice picture of your husband…..he looks relaxed too. :~)

love, ~Sheri

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I love that you have the freedom to relax and enjoy your days, Sheri. I see that vibe in your photographs, so peaceful and filled with nature. Thanks for our kind words. Our jobs are stressful and we find it very necessary to getaway and unplug sometimes. I especially recommend staying in San Jose del Cabo (a smaller art community) or on the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. I hope you do go again-you will love it!
xx

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I haven’t completely unplugged in years…teaching summer school for 10 years even! This looks so inviting…maybe I need to re-think that time. Thanks Heather.

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Pam dear, I don’t know how you do it! You and I both work hard during the year but I do take my summers off. I think you deserve a sunny vacation sometime soon!! ;) xx

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Heather this is what I need to unplug, a getaways to relax and rejuvenate!!
By the sea by the sea!! So happy for you to have some time for a good break!

xoxo
Karena
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I hope to see some some a sunny getaway in your near future, dear Karena! xx

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