It is a chance to do nothing and love it! I get to trade my usually very detailed schedule for a blank slate. Lots of walking on the beach, reading, and eating good food. In fact I intentionally try to stay away from scheduling anything aside from a massage and a tee time.
This year for the first time though I decided to take a yoga class. It was held on the beach (thankfully under a beautiful huge tree out of the sun).
I have been practicing yoga regularly for awhile, and while it may often be only once a week, I have a pretty good grasp of the basics and can even pull off the handstand, headstand and backbends when I end up in the more advanced class.
This yoga class was really just the basics, since most or all of the participants were tourists. However doing even the most simple, familiar poses on sand was a whole new ball game. And definitely a bit challenging at times.
Sometimes it only takes a small shift to experience a big change.
With the busy holiday season underway, be aware of the small shifts you can make (like taking your yoga practice onto the sand — ok, maybe not happening here in Connecticut this month!) and notice and enjoy the rewards you’ll reap.