Win Back Your Freedom!
By Park Wilson
How do you break free from life’s commotion and clutter? How do you recharge your soul and relax your senses? The solution becomes clear when viewing the work put into the Emerging Terrain’s Boca Chica Island project in Panama.
Disillusioned with modern life, my partner Josh and I journeyed to the heart of Latin America. We visited hundreds of properties, riding horseback along Costa Rica’s lush jungle trails and boating off Panama’s southeast coast near Chiriqui Gulf National Marine Park. This unique experience inspired us to relocate our families to the area.
Boca Chica Island is the perfect place to wind down while leaving behind the overbearing daily routine. It is amazing to see the positive changes in those who own property on Boca Chica. We have come to agree that relaxation in the natural setting is unlike anything else.
From our experience, here are five sure-fire ways to unplug from the commotion and clutter of modern life:
1.) Go naked. No, I’m not suggesting you undress and discard your clothes… I’m simply suggesting that you ditch every tech device you own, at least temporarily. You can’t unplug and unwind with a smart phone practically sewn to your ear.
2.) Unplug your alarm clock. If you’re like most modern mortals, the demands of modern life have left you sleep-starved. Allow yourself to fall asleep and wake to your natural sleep cycle. Doing so will help you fall into a normal rhythm, and you’ll awake feeling refreshed and energized.
3.) Spurn the masses. No roller-coaster rides at Disneyland. No beach-bathing in Cabo San Lucas. No double-decker bus tours in London or Rome.
4.) Revisit nature and embrace the natural order of things. Allow sounds and skies of nature to comfort you as you lie in your hammock and sway between two coconut trees. Chop wood with nothing but a sharp ax and your bare hands. Fish and catch “The Big One” from a sandy seashore. Cook dinner over an open campfire. Return to a simple life, and do things as they were done in ancient times – even if it’s only for one or two weeks out of the year.
5.) Push past your boundaries. Achieving balance requires that you break from your routine, temporarily, in order to recharge your creativity. Try something new, exciting and different.
Following just one of these steps will help you recharge. But your greatest chance of success comes when you follow all five steps for a minimum of one week straight, a formula made possible on Boca Chica Island. Only then will you reach a point where you are ready to plug yourself back into the grid of modern life.
About the Author: Park Wilson, co-founder of Emerging Terrains, has been living and actively investing in the Latin American real estate markets since 2007. His boots-on-the-ground approach to scouting and choosing properties has led to more than $8 million in real estate transactions. Park spearheaded projects on more than 200 real estate transactions in four markets, and has consulted on similar projects in yet another three markets. To reach Park Wilson, please e-mail him at email@example.com or learn more by visiting the Emerging Terrains website at http://www.emergingterrains.com.