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Sometimes when we go on vacation, we don't necessarily have a relaxing time. Has this ever happened to you? You go on vacation, and with all the running around and the tight schedule, you come home saying to yourself, that wasn't relaxing at all. How frustrating! I agree.
- Find a destination that radiates a relaxing vacation.
- Determine the length of your trip that works best for you to truly relax.
- Don't take work with you.
- Don't check your email or social media.
- Add relaxation time to your vacation.
- Create a Plan B.
- Plan kid projects
- Now it's your turn. What is your favorite travel tip? Please leave a comment below.
Well, here are tips to have a relaxing vacation.
Find a destination that radiates a relaxing vacation.
Pick places that will bring you back to nature, like going to a more private beach, the mountains, or somewhere near a lake or trail. Because you can't do much on a cruise besides the activities, it is a great relaxing option.
Determine the length of your trip that works best for you to truly relax.
I know the trip needs longer than three days; a 5-7 day vacation is ideal. Think back on your past vacations and determine what the most relaxing vacation for you was. Did you like the shorter holidays? Were you able to decompress quickly?
Don't take work with you.
I know this is hard for small business owners because it is so easy to do these days. But try your best not to take too much.
Don't check your email or social media.
This one can be hard too. If you want to check your email, check it first thing in the morning or at night ONLY. This tip will help you keep it to a minimum, and you can still enjoy your stay.
"On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me." ~ Will Wright
Add relaxation time to your vacation.
Because you are on vacation, it doesn't mean you need to do everything. Think of only the top to-dos you want to do on your vacation. Make reservations for them. Then create a separate wish list. Some examples are places to eat, places to visit but you don't need a reservation for, and food to try. Include on your wish list: the name of the store or eatery, what it is, the address, and the phone number. This way, if you have some time and what to find something to do, you already have a list to choose from.
Create a Plan B.
Not all plans will go according to the program. We can't always determine when this will happen, so have a backup option researched beforehand to help you relax if something goes wrong and the plans must be changed. The wish list above will also work as your plan B. Remember, it's OK if this happens. Sometimes things happen outside of our control. Going with the flow is best for everyone.
Plan kid projects
If you have little ones traveling with you, be sure to plan for several shorter projects for them.
Giving the kiddos short projects to do during a vacation will keep them preoccupied and allow them to get some well-deserved relaxation. Short car games, coloring books, drawing pads, and small bags of Legos are some things to bring for the kids.
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Now it's your turn. What is your favorite travel tip? Please leave a comment below.
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