I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water

Earlier today I couldn’t sleep and found myself scrolling through Instagram reels for content inspiration when I came across this audio saying:

‘I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water,
The ocean makes me feel really small
And it puts my whole life into perspective ‘

The audio came with stunning shots of open water, sunsets and people’s favourite moments of the ocean. I watched about twenty of them (as I said, I really couldn’t sleep haha) and found I couldn’t agree more.

The ocean has always made me feel at peace. I grew up pretty far away from it in Central Europe and spent most of my young adult years in London, so the ocean has always been this special place to go to for day trips or holidays. But even when I did my gap year in Australia and saw the ocean almost daily, it still didn’t diminish the feeling of peace and happiness when looking at it.

Of being able to breathe deeper and exhale longer. The feeling that everything will be okay, given time. The feeling of not being alone out there.

Hearing the waves crashing and feeling sand under my feet is my happy place. As the audio says, it puts all my current problems and worries into perspective, reminding me of the bigger picture. I’m glad to see how many others feel the same. We could all use a little escape every now and then 🙂

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  1. I couldn’t agree more! Whenever I’m near water, it always brings such positive and peaceful feelings. Even just watching it from a screen is addicting, like you mentioned!

    1. It’s just so healing! Thank you for reading!

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