Drinking and indulging in calorific foods in a polluted location is out and adopting a holistic, healthy lifestyle on vacation is in. You no longer need to feel guilty about over the top indulging during your getaway as these destinations allow you to maintain your healthy lifestyle, all while taking in some beautiful scenery. Health-conscious individuals no longer need to look for specific retreats to keep on track, a number of stunning locations around the world now cater to all kinds of dietary requirements and holistic and organic life choices.
Tulum, Mexico is a tucked away from the crazy revelers heading to the country for a margarita or ten. The crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches are pristine and the Mayan ruins are yours to explore. There are plenty of restaurants catering to vegans, vegetarians and smoothie lovers, made from fresh, local fruits.
Known for its giant red rocks, Sedona is the best place for hiking fanatics and spiritual beings. Interestingly, it is called a vortex, a sacred location where energy is harnessed and people believe that energy and healing is more effective here. It’s the ideal place for yoga and meditation.
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Just a few hours outside Cape Town lies this oceanside retreat with some of the best surfing in the world. If you’re a surfer, this lazy town is for you. Ride the waves and then relax on shore, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Bali is really something special. People from around the globe travel here to bathe in the waters for healing and spiritual merit. From ancient temples to rice fields and secret canyons, you will be non-stop exploring in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Perfect for rock-climbers, nature-lovers and stargazers, Joshua Tree is a gorgeous national park nestled between the Colorado and the Mojave deserts. If you live in L.A, head over here to take a breather, rejuvenate and be at one with your thoughts.
Iceland is known for it’s brisk, fresh air and clean energy. Look after your mind and body by bathing in one of the hot springs like the famous Blue Lagoon. Make use of the magical mud, the amazing waterfalls and hot springs.
On a hillside city in Himachal Pradesh, lies Dharamsala, filled with monasteries, momos, a Tibetan center for medicine and astrology as well as scenic views. The city offers wellness retreats focusing on holistic living.
45 Photos That Can Calm Anyone Who Has An Inner Perfectionist
There is a simple gratification when something comes out on an even number or forms a perfect shape. Why does the human brain correlate the perfection of that situation with beauty and calmness? Who knows? So, to help you achieve that calm, we found some photos that will provide great comfort for anyone who is secretly or overtly a perfectionist (like us).
Butter Be Perfect
You get up in the morning, and you crave a nice fried egg. So, you heat that pan up and drop some butter in. Your day is just getting started, and yet you already feel preempted stress of the day that you are about to go through.
Then you look down to see that the butter perfectly melted into this. If you have any drop of perfectionism in you, this hexagonal-shaped sight will help start your day on the right foot. You’re welcome!
Patterns and colors have an effect on your mood, that is just a given. No matter if you are a perfectionist or not, seeing a nice tonal shift in colors will somehow just relax your mind. But if you like us and perfectionism runs in your veins then something like this would make your day.
The light in this situation seems to be perfectly diffused to give you a paint sample-like effect. Plus, the light switches are included in this pattern. This is a precisian’s playground.
Time on Your Hands
Someone must have had a long lunch and was thinking about how to make use of the holes in this bench. Either that or some squirrel has a serious case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Either way, this is cool!
We wonder how long this project took this person to construct… And why did they do it in the first place? Maybe they really did have too much time on their hands, or maybe they just wanted to spread calm energy through the sight of this symmetrical design?
Having a nice soft serve on a hot day is soothing enough. It gives you a sweet treat that helps cool you down and makes you smile. One of the best soft serves is a swirl because this way, you get two flavors of ice cream at the same time.
Take all that, and then add a talented ice cream artist that can deliver a perfect swirl like this. It is a one-of-a-kind find and makes perfectionists super happy.
How’d They Do That?
How frustrating is it when you are trying to fill your gas tank up to a certain amount, and you hit the nozzle just a little too long? You look up only to see that your total is like $10.02. This is annoying enough when you’re not a perfectionist.
If you are, this could be the thing that sends you over the deep end. This person was so lucky to have gotten the numbers at perfect “00’s” and exactly at a half of each other. We can feel the calmness setting in.
Nature Is Beautiful
Nature has its own set of rules. This is what makes it so unpredictable and beautiful all in the same breath. Sometimes though, there just happens to be that perfect union of insane coincidence and symmetry.
This tree’s inner rings all have a set pattern, and this just so happens to make a perfect star in the center. What are the odds? A million to one, we would say! Sometimes the stars align just right and we ain’t complaining.
This Is a Sign
Sometimes businesses don’t realize their sign is broken and not being powered fully which leaves people wondering what the place is all about. This sign, though, even with its reuse of letters, still makes perfect sense!
The original name of the sandwich shop is “Which Wich” (referring to sandwiches, not witches), but with the lack of power, the name just reads “Which.” So, those looking for that superior sandwich will know ‘which’ way to go. Get it? That was ‘pun’-tastic.
Keep it Separated
This looks cool, but it could be a nightmare if you are trying to use it. After all, you will have short gaps where there is no ink available to you. But when looking at it, this pen seems to be dividing the ink up into evenly distributed sections.
How does something like this happen? Either it’s magic from above or somebody has way too much time on their hands to open up the ink reservoir and redesign it. What are your thoughts?
Two-Toned and Stylin’
You know when they say you have to accessorize and do it so that you have a complete put-together outfit? Well, that is exactly what this guy is doing, and it makes for a simple yet effective dose of symmetry.
So, from a color-blocking perspective, this dude can take the prize for perfectly matching his EOS chapstick. However, from a fashion perspective, lilac and light yellow just aren’t a match.
How did a pineapple chip end up in this bag of potato chips? That is at least what we thought when we first looked at this image. But nope, it is in fact a potato chip but with a perfect hole in the center.
But what we want to know is how did this happen? Even with the truth of how this chip got there still being a total mystery, the perfect roundness of the cut makes us happy.
Symmetry Is Pretty
When you have a porch with an awning, you want to be able to enjoy this area even if it’s raining outside. However, rain has a way of seeping in and ruining that relaxing idea.
But, not to worry here because this porch is built well. When it rains, the water only covers three rows of tiles, and it’s the ones with a nearby drain. This leaves the rest of the porch perfectly dry so you really can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Where Is the Lid?
Good thing this bathroom doesn’t have yellow tiles, otherwise we would never be able to find this cleaning detergent. That aside, how cool is it that the tiles here just happen to be the right color and at the right height to blend in with the cap?
We are sure the manufacturers didn’t plan this, but it does make our inner-perfectionist feel like they did. It is just so nice to have that detail to look at and admire. Plus, you don’t have it put up with uneven lines in your bathroom.
This is a well-organized ball pit for the kiddos. But we are just wondering how frustrated the perfectionist that did this is going to be when the first kid plummets into the pit and ruins all this hard work…
But until then, let us all stare calmly at this magnificent image. It is so nice when everything is organized, isn’t it? Well, at least for those of us that are a little bit on the OCD side.
How many times have you opened up a piece of stationary to do a project, and then when you’re done, you can’t find the lid anymore? Somehow, through completing the project, you misplaced the lid, which leads to dried-up and wasted products.
However, say goodbye to that frustration with this glue because it was designed to perfection with a cap holder in the bottle. This is so well-thought-out and an excellent addition for anyone who hates to have bottles laying around without tops.
Keeping the Aesthetic
We all want our neighborhood to look well-groomed. It’s a matter of pride, which often means we have to do it ourselves (not that we always follow through on that). However, this neck of the woods is very organized and on top of their game.
We mean, how perfect is that tree trimming job? The electric wires don’t seem to mess up the bushes at all. This occurred because some perfectionist in the area masterfully cut the trees so that the wires have an open passage.
There are some parts of the world where having firewood is still a necessity, and that means long hours toiling away stacking those cut logs. You can have a pretty disorganized mess when you are done due to the large volume of wood, but not this person.
This person took time to organize and neatly stack these cords of firewood. For that, our inner perfectionist thanks them. We do wonder, though, what the time frame for completion was… How long would you say this took?
That’s the Stuff
How many hours have a good majority of us spent playing these little handheld games? You know the ones like this that make you try to get something onto something else while floating in the water? Whoever achieved this and got all the rings on those hooks is a genius.
They should be hailed as a superstar and given some sort of treat because seeing those rings all stacked up onto the hooks provides us with a sense of calming completion. If the rings were organized by color, that would be even cooler but we’ll take what we’re given!
A Leafy Masterpiece
“Patience is a virtue” – that is what they say, and when you look at this beautiful piece of art made from nature’s belongings, you have to agree. This must have taken a great deal of time, patience, and several bodyguards to prevent bystanders from treading on this design.
It is masterful, and we are happy that they got a picture of it while it still looked pristine and symmetrical. Sadly, deep down we all know that once this was completed, it would have blown away or been demolished soon after.
Time Well Spent
Office work can be pretty dull, especially if you are working full-time or specialize in keeping things organized, like a PA. You spend a lot of time filing and organizing, and collating documents. So, how do you make it more enjoyable?
You feed your need for perfection and create a beautiful gradient with the documents you have to collate. This is so pleasing to the eye, isn’t it? Well, we think so anyway.
Remember when your mom told you to clean your plate? Well, it seems like these chickens’ moms have said that to their chicks as well. The only difference is that they took it to heart and made sure not to leave a single bit of watermelon.
The finished result is pretty amazing and very weird too. Though the rinds do look nice and clean, what do you do with them now? It seems like a waste to just throw them away, right? Maybe convert them into recycled bowls? After a good rinse and wash, of course!
It seems like when you are popping popcorn for that movie night, a quarter of the kernels are always left behind. This can be frustrating and feel like a bit of a waste. But every once in a blue moon, something special happens…
That is right, this person got the perfect microwaved popcorn bag – all the kernels popped to perfection and no waste was left behind. Everything was right in the world for a moment… Well maybe not, but it must have been a great feeling to witness this.
Winter can be beautiful and cold – the stark white of a world covered in snow is majestic in and of itself. But when nature decides to cook something special up, you just have to sit back and enjoy it.
This person got an interesting addition to their home with this snow wave awning. It is perfectly formed and so pleasing to the eye of any perfectionist that you have to gain a sense of calmness from staring at it. Nature works in mysterious yet marvelous ways!
Precision at its Finest
We imagine cutting out the heads of presidents on a small coin can be challenging. However, it appears from this that it is actually a thing and whoever did this job was quite the perfectionist. How did they do it? We don’t know, but it is pretty stellar to see.
Imagine how much patience you have to have to get such a perfect cut. Maybe not with the nickel, but Lincoln’s hair on the penny is a rare vision that we can all appreciate.
Foaming a Barrier
Maybe mother nature knew this rock was the home to some very important creature, or perhaps it was just a rare coincidence. Whatever causes this seafoam to form a perfect blanket like this is amazing and something to be marveled at.
We could stare at this snap all day? It definitely gives a sense of peace and harmony to the world. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, put in some calming music and try staring at this image for a few moments.
Looks Like Salmon?
When we first looked at this image, we thought the carved food in the forefront was beautiful salmon nigiri. But upon further examination, we realized these were merely sliced tomatoes. They were just presented very well.
While we have nothing against the classic tomato, something about the precision of sushi makes us happy. For that reason alone, we would like to give a standing ovation to the mastermind behind this presentation. You are loved.
Cats are so cute when they are sleeping as they always end up in all kinds of funny positions. However, very few of them end up in a perfect ball. While this looks super uncomfortable for the cat, the round ball effect is so flawless, we had to do a double-take.
At first, all we saw was a ball of fur placed on a bed and assumed it was a rug of some sort. However, after closer inspection, we realized it was a cat that should be a gymnast in The Olympics for felines (if that was a real thing.)
There are wondrous things that look like art in front of our eyes every day. Sometimes we miss them because we are so busy with the daily bustle of life but sometimes they are just too perfect to ignore. That is what we think when we look at these beautiful flowers.
The petals are exquisitely laid out in a perfect geometric pattern that is almost mesmerizing to look at. No, but really, it’s hard to look away now. Don’t you feel the same way?
The world of bees is fascinating and filled with tons of symmetry. This honeycomb is the perfect example of that because the design here makes for some pretty magical-looking architecture. Doesn’t it make your mind wander off?
If you look closely you’ll see that there is a heart featured within this honeycomb. How special is that? Can you spot any other shapes within this bee maze? A feast for the eyes and the mouth!
Don’t Touch Them!
How do they do this!? It is hard to form powdered goods into a solid shape, so the fact that these stall owners in the market could craft this amazing sight is pretty darn cool. And even more perfect to witness for those with an OCD inclination.
We could stare at this for hours and hours and be super content with just doing that. But the smells have to add to the calmness of the situation.
The way that nature interacts with man-made constructions sometimes is pretty interesting and unexpected. The snow that has fallen in this city has laid itself down on this bench in such a geometrically-pleasing way that it really does look man-made.
But it isn’t, which makes this even more calming. Also, it reminds us of the design of the human gene, and that may be part of why it is so cool. Nothing like science, nature, and man’s work coming together as one.
An Eye for Perfection
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate our heading – the perfectionists out there would know the phrase when someone has “an eye for perfection” and it happens to work flawlessly with this alluring ice design.
Whether it be the perfect resemblance to the human eye, the glossy effect of the ice, or greyish hues, we just can’t stop staring at this snap. Big credits to the Converse-wearing Snapchatter who took it.
Organized Wires Makes Us Happy
Every house in today’s times has tons of controllers and wires. If not taken care of, these will tangle and become a great big mess, which can then turn into a ball of frustration that stares at you for days and gives you unnecessary anxiety.
But whoever this person was that took their time to separate this mess into an organized situation is a godsend. Plus, they have given us something to look at that makes our inner OCD-freak smile.
The Moon Bulb
Forced perspective sometimes gives us perfectly arranged things that are not only cool to look at but also mesmerizing. Taking this photo at just the right time either took luck or some pretty precise timing.
Either way, it is pleasing to look at and makes us think about the kitchen lightbulb that many people have in their homes. Yet, this is so much cooler because it is actually the moon which happens to look orange here!
This Takes Skill
To get a tree to grow the way you want is quite the feat because it’s not only about the way you plant it as elements play a role in how a tree grows. So, how this person achieved these perfectly straight rows is beyond us.
Come to think of it, it for sure took a team of dedicated professionals and some sort of barrier, to achieve this. Whatever they did, it made for a really calming effect, and for that, we are most grateful.
Time and Patience
Marketing is full of creative people. They have to be able to get people interested in the products they are selling. For this bookstore, that means doing elaborate book displays with the newly released books.
But for those with a perfectionist’s eye, this may be the most beautiful display ever created. We are sure it took quite a while to do and required a ton of patience during the process. To the mastermind responsible, bravo to you, we appreciate all your hard work!
Is This Cotton?
Looking down on the world from the window of a place is amazing. You get to see the world in all its beauty and stare at grids of land the whole time. Plus, you get to fly above the clouds and see some pretty unique formations of them as well.
This, though, is something else. Who thought there would be a square cloud in this universe? While we’re surprised to see this geometric shape in the air, we are most impressed that someone caught this moment, and at the perfect time!
Whenever we get the opportunity to see a rainbow, we already feel lucky and will probably take a few moments to appreciate nature’s gift to us. Seeing this beautifully-colored and symmetrical reflection here takes that lucky feeling to another level.
This fascinating picture just makes our hearts sing with joy. That reflection, together with the beautiful flowers on the table and view of the woods outside, is enough to calm our minds and even make us smile.
Look at That Iceberg
Glaciers are a wonder of the world. They’re sheets of white snow that, in the right light, sometimes can look blue. They offer us serenity, but when you are able to find a perfectly cut one that breaks the sea into two shades, it is even more of a serene moment.
This picture is not only perfect for that but also look at how the light cuts this image into an even split… Pretty special to see, right? Even if you don’t agree, no one is going to rain on our parade about the beauty of this idyllic shot.
Family unity is important. The love a family has for each other can be expressed in many different ways. This picture for us is the perfect visual representation of a new family. Plus, it just happens to be a pretty perfectly shaped heart.
All credits go to the parents and baby that took the time and put in the effort to create something so unique and symbolic to admire. There is nothing more special than the bond of a family and this hand design touches on that.
Get Outta Here!
Inspirational! That is the first word that pops into our minds to describe this perfectly-captured forced perspective shot of a guy kicking a ball. Was it planned? Maybe but that doesn’t really matter when the picture is this perfect.
From the warm, orange, and yellow sunset background to the reflection of this soccer player jumping at just the right time, everything about this works. If somebody wants to print, frame, and sell this image, we bet there would be a demand.
Let There Be Light
Light is one of those things you can use to get yourself into the Zen zone. You can stare at a flame or even the reflection of light on a watery surface and find yourself in the calmest state of your life.
Looking at the nature in this picture will help get you to that peaceful place. So, take a second and stare at how perfectly the light cuts the forest in two. After that, take another moment to appreciate the glow of the sun here.
Nature has a mind of its own, and that sometimes leads to some pretty cool outcomes. This tree wanted to expand, and instead of doing it willy nilly, it chose to stay inside the lines. The roots couldn’t have found a more perfect pattern.
The most gratifying part of this display of natural beauty is the one square that is entirely wrapped by the root. This is where our eyes keep heading to, every time we look at this picture.
This may not be an accident, but that doesn’t make it any less perfect for perfectionists. The ideal placement of the hand and the sun almost give it a spiritual look that is most definitely calming.
The message is nice, and the sun’s rays are so entrancing that we find this image one that we could use to get into that good state of mind. In fact, if someone printed this image and framed it for their home office or something, we’d be into that.
In order to reach perfection, many people copy others to get to the level they want to achieve. So why wouldn’t nature do the same thing? On a cold day, ice forms, and though it is not always ideal, sometimes it leaves us with ideal images.
This brick wall must have become wet and then formed a sheet of ice. That sheet, when removed, is now a perfect replica that is very pleasing to the eye. We hope this sheet of ice was used in some cool ice sculpture as it deserves to be admired.
How About This?
How beautiful is this shot of a feather cloud floating? We could just lie on the grass all day and watch as it glides across the sky. There’s something so therapeutic about the daintiness of a feather that we actually feel relaxed from first sight of it.
Don’t you agree? When an object is “as light as a feather” it refers to it being very light in weight and that is how we feel when seeing this feather-shaped cloud – it’s like a hiatus for our eyes.