Summer breaks are, for many of us, a real highlight of the year. Not often do we get the chance to truly relax and enjoy doing what we enjoy most, whether it be sunbathing on a tropical beach, exploring a European city or trekking in a rainforest. However, our lives are so fast paced in this internet age that it’s easy to forget to slow down, take it easy and release the stress that we carry with us from our everyday lives.
When this happens, we can find that our summer holiday becomes a source of more stress, rather than an opportunity to relax. If we can’t put down our phones, enjoy quality time with our families and find time to do what we really love, holidays can be just as draining as a busy week at work. Follow these tips on how to have a more relaxing summer holiday, and see if you can make the most of your time away.
Completely Switch Off
Perhaps the most essential piece of advice for having a relaxing holiday is to turn off your mobile devices and avoid going online at all costs. This might seem extreme, especially if you can’t go a day without posting something on Facebook, but you’re likely to find that switching off your phone helps you to switch off your mind.
When you’re not thinking about social media or sale shopping you’ll be able to really be present and enjoy every moment of your break. Think of your phone use as something you do at home, and therefore something you have left at home, along with your TV, shopping list and workload. That way you’ll be able to mentally separate it from your holiday experience and have a less busy, less stressed mindset.