It is spring break and even though spring has decided not to show up this year here in Michigan, we thought we’d make the best of it by taking an overnight trip down to Indianapolis, IN. We had never been there and it was only a four hour drive so we loaded up the van and headed south. We did something we’ve never done and didn’t book a hotel reservation until we got there, which took a lot of letting go for me! 😉
As we arrived in the late afternoon, we drove into the heart of Indianapolis to check out the downtown area, walked around the city market (we weren’t impressed-I’d skip this one), saw the Soldiers and Sailors monument, and then checked out a couple hotels.
We found a nice hotel, went for a swim with the kids, then went out to dinner at one of our favorites that we can’t get in Michigan: Bucca Di Beppo. We found the best little ice cream shop afterwards called Graeter’s, definitely recommend! So, we were just flowing from one fun and exciting new thing to the next. On Saturday we spent the entire day at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest children’s museum. You can read more about our day in my next article, there was so much to see it needs its own post!
So, throughout the trip, we let the kids help us decide where to go and let it flow naturally which created a flow state trifecta. The flow state is a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of activity. Couple that with the sense of adventure in experiencing a new town, AND quality time spent with the ones you love. This is what I call the flow state trifecta. It is a thrilling and exciting way of living that we experience whenever we go hiking , biking, or camping in a new place. The more you seek out to create these flow state trifectas, the better your life becomes. It is a sense of joy and excitement that helps families connect and reset.
When we were driving home Matt said, “That was a really great trip, I’m glad we went”. That caused me to pause as I was looking through the pictures of the trip, and I actually teared up as I looked at a picture of our oldest son who is in third grade. We talked about how it seems like just yesterday he made us parents and helped us become the people we were meant to be. My heart was so full of love for those three kids in the back of our van, I almost felt like it was going to burst. This is the flow state trifecta.
It’s easy to get caught up in work stress, school schedules, and endless soccer games, but when we take the time to get out of our comfort zones and experience something new, you’ll feel the affects of the flow state trifecta which will enable you to think more clearly, connect more deeply, and head back into your daily routine refreshed and rejuvenated.
When is the last time you experienced the flow state trifecta? I’d love to hear about your experience!