I'm swapping the <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://weareexplorers.co/outdoor-activities/hiking/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" title="hiking" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">hiking</a> boots for fluffy slippers, the raincoat for a plush dressing gown, and adventure for mindfulness… all in the name of taking a break.\r\n\r\nYou see, even the most avid explorers and adventure enthusiasts need to stop for a breather.\r\n\r\nUsually I’m most at ease strapping on boots, clicking on a ski, navigating open water with a paddle or traipsing around the globe with some mini explorers in tow. For me, there’s nothing more liberating than wandering the unfamiliar, exploring the unknown and pushing myself out of my comfort zone in new environs. The connection. The discovery.\r\n\r\nBut, there are times when it’s not just about testing the limits or reaching new heights, times when your body and your mind crave some down time and want nothing more than to regroup, recalibrate and simply ‘be’.\r\n\r\nIn my case, I was feeling plain dog tired. No fuel left in my tank. Between regular international travels with my mini explorers, writing deadlines and training for a big kayak race, I was pushing my body through the hoops, and rather than wait until I was officially burnt out, I decided to be proactive and swap adventure for <em>Ayurveda</em>. Ommm….