The time between the holidays and Spring Break can often feel like forever. While this downtime can be enjoyable, the anticipation of a break far from reach can lead to cabin fever. During the interim, mini-vacations can increase feelings of connectedness in families and promote an overall sense of happiness.
One of the many amazing aspects of living in Charlotte, N.C. is the ability to escape the rustle and bustle of the real world in just a few hours, making mini-vacations perfectly accessible. Hiking South Mountain State Park last Sunday (1.5 hours NW of Charlotte) certainly provided my family and me with a much needed getaway. With 40 miles of hiking trails, elevations of up to 3,000 feet, and an incredible waterfall dropping 80 feet, this park surpassed our expectations. The crisp mountain air, beautiful wildlife, and moments of laughter allowed us to rejuvenate and gave us the much needed time to re-connect.
Check out the local getaways in your area. You just might find the needed adventure your family is looking for!
Heather Wright, M.S. is a Pre-doctoral Intern at Southeast Psych. Heather serves clients of all ages through individual and group therapy. She enjoys developing supportive relationships with her clients while focusing on strengths during therapy.