Why Sit At Home On A Long Weekend?

00:12 am | Wednesday, 27 July 2016

I could go on and on about why a weekend getaway would help calm you down, make you more productive and give you fresh perspective. But if you are anything like me, you wouldn’t need any of those reasons to pick up your bags when a long weekend approaches to hit the sea. 

There is no better way to unwind than at the sound of the waves and the feeling of warm sun under your skin. Going sailing helps you get a whiff of just that. It can also dredge up any skills in photography you may have because you would not be able to resist taking a picture of the blue waters and the pink sky.

Most of us have forgotten and possibly out-grown (if we have ever experienced it to begin with) real fun. I say real fun because real fun does not involve sitting on the couch when the weekend approaches and telling ourselves we have “earned” this break when there is a whole world out there that we know nothing about. 

There are so many excuses not to travel - not enough time, not enough money, fear of the unknown, the list goes on. However, if one actually thinks about it, the reasons for traveling will always outweigh the reasons for not traveling. 

Sailing, I guarantee, will open up your horizons, allow you to befriend people whose interests extend outside their homes and make you see how gracefully formidable the sea can be. There is simply no other experience like it. 

Learning sailing has an added advantage as India is one of the few countries with such an enviable coastline. Wherever the Universe pushes you later in life, you can always find comfort and familiarity in the sea by going sailing. 

Being lazy may seem like a privilege that you can afford right now. But if I were to quote Paulo Coelho, One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

Yamini Harish is a thrillseeker and a travel junkie who loves all animals, especially dogs.