Bali is the ideal destination from Singapore and offers so much to every type of traveler. It is our family’s escape, and even though we enjoyed the bustling madness of London and peaceful drives through the Italian countryside this summer, there was an unexpected gift that Bali bestowed upon us that just cannot compare. I think Bali provides a kind of tranquility that can envelope you to connect with your mind, body and soul.
Bali provides a holistic way to live, and with my children and husband I felt like we did it all. We each found the mental space to think about our purpose on this earth, our intention towards the activities we embark on, the time to plan and prioritise what makes us happy and peace to make it all actionable. We were all present, mindful and focused on our family unit.
When I was looking for things to do with the kids this trip, I saw a tour for Instagrammable moments. Admittedly, while I love getting a nice shot, I don’t prioritise that over being in the moment. I don’t rotate outfits so you can’t tell we just lived in our swim suits all day. But the wonderful, beautiful moments I did capture were organic, authentic and not perfect at all.
Bali For Your Body
One way to grow your mind, increase confidence and believe in yourself is simply to be brave. Lara, my 12-year-old, decided that for several days she would go out on the waves on the Seminyak beach near the Alila Hotel and learn to surf. She braved the cold water, and remarkably did so on her own with nobody else other than an instructor. She pushed her body and mind for an hour each morning. I marvelled at how she was determined to surf and try something new.
As a family, each morning we followed a yoga tutorial from YouTube finding the fun, frustration and beauty in just doing activities together. We didn’t need the best yoga instructor in Bali, we just needed to commit to doing it all together. When we walked along the beach during sunset, my husband Ashish would go up ahead, allowing himself minutes to clear his head, think about work, and have that mental space. We don’t always get that time to think when we are busy in our own lives and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the routine of everyday life.