It’s not every day that we take an amazing vacation. Maybe you get just one week per year of vacation time. So, if you plan to go on a vacation anytime soon, here are a few tips to help you enjoy your holiday in the best way possible.
ENJOY THE PLANNING PROCESS
According to research, anticipating an event accounts for a huge percent of human happiness. Enjoy the entire planning process and tap into the happiness the actual trip will bring you. Plan it so everyone in your travel party will enjoy, having something for everyone. Be realistic that everyone might not want to do it all. Close your eyes and picture all the fun you will have, the people you will see and the things you will do.
BUILD IN SOME “NOTHING” TIME
A happy vacation is a relaxing vacation. As much as you may want to go on all the sight-seeing, do not stress yourself out. Take out time to sit down, listen to soft music, take a load off and do nothing. You just got a break from the crazy activities in your everyday life don’t go crazy on your vacation by trying to do all the activities and go on all the tours. You do not want to be the person who needs a break from a vacation.
When you travel, your body is thrown out whack. Higher altitude, excess sugar and sugary alcoholic drinks, hotter climates make it easy to get hydrated while on vacation, so make sure you’re taking in some extra ounces of water. If it helps, pack a small water bottle that you can refill along the way. Aim for 5 16 oz water bottles a day.
DON’T FORGET THESE 2 SUPERHERO SUPPLEMENTS
Magnesium & Probiotics will keep your body vacation game on! Magnesium is a powerful remedy for many travel ailments. This mineral provides relief from constipation, headaches, muscle aches, and a sleeping aid. Probiotics will help your belly , especially since vacation eating habits might include extra alcohol, sugar and grease!
A compromised gut won’t function well and will contribute to digestive problems like chronic indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation which can totally wreck vacation plans. Look for one that doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so you can travel with it. And while your at it, add your own vitamins and supplements that you include in your regular routine when possible.
Let yourself throw your plan out the window. Surprise yourself! Ask the locals, the hotel desk or other tourists for tips or ideas. Look in the local tourist magazines for some hidden treasure. Slip into a market, explore hidden places and make great memories. Life is too short to be confined to a predetermined route all the time.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Vacationing is a way to enjoy fun activities you will rather not do on a normal day. Ride on a horseback, a spa treatment, a rollercoaster, make conversations with random families/people, or participate in a group activity.
Taking some time off to meditate while on a vacation will not only clear your head but leave you feeling refreshed. Be conscious of your environment, breathe in the fresh air, take a walk, appreciate the moment and smile often.
RECORD THE NEW MEMORIES
The great part of going on a vacation is creating new memories. Capture them to remember forever!
DITCH THE GUILT
If you’re constantly stressing about how much you’re eating, what you look like and whether you’re on schedule, you’ll run yourself ragged while you’re supposed to be recharging. Going on vacation is all about fun and relaxation and it’s not fair to yourself to spend even a second of it miserable.
Ditch all the expectations you have for yourself and the guilt that comes with not following your plans to a T.
END ON A GOOD NOTE
The end and the beginning of something are the most memorable parts. So end your vacation on a good note by doing something fun before starting to pack up! Possibly save that restaurant that was on top of the list for the bottom of the week. Or take a long walk on the beach. Or just lay low and enjoy each others’ company. Whatever you choose, end your trip with a smile!
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