Whether you’re taking some time off from work or travelling on holidays with the family, the ultimate goal of having a holiday is being able to unwind and relax. However, between planning the details of the trip and making arrangements to manage work emails, you may find yourself unable to loosen up. In this article, we give you some tips to help you have a peaceful and soothing holiday.
Make a plan
Have a list of the things you want to do and the places you want to see. If you’re travelling with a group, make sure you share your list with your companions and get them on board the plan. Having a ‘must do’ or ‘must see’ list can help you allot the proper time for each activity, so you can enjoy them at leisure during your holiday.
Book in advance
If there’s an attraction you want to see, book it in advance. There’s nothing more disappointing than having your heart set to see a particular attraction and then find out that it’s closed or fully booked that day. To ensure that you actually get to visit the attraction you want to see, book ahead if possible so that you have a planned and detailed itinerary.
Switch off your devices
If possible, turn off your phone and laptop to help avoid the temptation of checking your work emails. Switching off your phone or laptop will allow you to be more present and mindful of your surroundings, and you can enjoy every moment of your holiday more. Or if you absolutely have to check your emails, limit to checking your device to once or twice a day, and only for a few minutes.
When you get to your holiday destination, it’s tempting to simply collapse on your bed or lay down by the beach or pool side. However, the sudden drop in adrenaline may make you feel tired and moody. A good suggestion is to explore the area. If your accommodation is located in a park or close to nature, you may want to take a walk on some trails. This will give you a chance to enjoy the scenery and get you in the mood for a calming holiday.
Exercise in known to release endorphins, our “feel good” hormones. Make sure you include some sports or physical activity in your itinerary like walking or cycling. It doesn’t need to be extreme. Having some sports or exercise during your holidays can lower your stress levels and make you feel good.
Learn something new
Are you unable to get your mind off work? A good way to switch off and really focus on your holiday is to learn something new. Whether it’s trying out an activity for the first time, or going to a gallery or museum, getting your mind to focus on new and exciting experiences will help you to avoid thinking of work and instead help you appreciate the present moment.
If you’re looking for a quick getaway, look no further than River Side Cabin Park in Shepparton. Just a short 2.5 hours from Melbourne, River Side Cabin Park offers a wide range of local attractions including wineries, galleries, golf courses and restaurants. Plus, discover some of Victoria’s best offerings for fishing, cycling and walking.
Book with River Side Cabin Park and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday!