The Simple Life

The an avocado a day team was  in Sayulita, Mexico for the past week enjoying some rest and relaxation!  It is often very challenging for people to put down their cellphones, stop tweeting, and updating their Facebook status.  We decided while we were gone to take a break from social media and enjoy a more simple life.  Continue reading to find out what we have been up to...

Leonardo da Vinci said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” … and we couldn’t agree more!  Living with simplicity helps you reconnect to being grateful for all of the amazing things you already have in your life and pause the constant desire to be 'sitting, waiting, and wishing’ on all the things you don’t have.  So although we didn't camp out in the Mexican wilderness, we did incorporate these simple things into our lives:
Outside of an art gallery in Sayulita
  • Cooking simple, homemade, wholefood meals. Our staples included pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, and avocados.
  • Drinking fresh, chilled coconut water (some of us enjoyed "cocos frios" more than others)
  • Eating lots of delicious fresh fruit like watermelon, pineapple, mango, and papaya 
  • Getting ample amounts of Vitamin D from the sunshine - using SPF of course! 
  • Practicing yoga outside
  • Reading for pleasure (not that we don't love our textbooks)
  • Running and taking walks on the beach
  • Swimming in the ocean
  • Walking everywhere 
  • Talking to locals
  • Learning delicious authentic Mexican recipes from locals (keep an eye out for these!)
  • Not setting an alarm clock
  • Enjoying live music (and not so live music)
  • Dancing
  • Laughing (a lot)
The simple life to us was being able to sleep well, eat well, be active, enjoy the company of good friends and not be hounded by the obligation to respond to emails, text messages or Facebook messages.  It might not seem like much, but we believe this is something that everyone should do once in a while.  It doesn't have to be in Mexico or even away from your home, it just requires your commitment to take a break to enjoy simple pleasures that may have been forgotten to you.  Trust us, you will be amazed at how refreshing it can be to your body, mind, and soul.

All the best,
The An Avocado A Day team


Amelia said...

Just curious where you guys stayed in Sayulita?? I am planning a trip down there for the spring.

Jamie Smellie said...

Hi Amelia,
We stayed in my parents house on the south side of town called Casa Aurora. There are so many great houses to rent out, you really can't go wrong. Check out, if you haven't already. Thanks for reading!


Trish said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable and well deserved simple life for a week! Awesome!

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