How to Really Relax on Vacation

August 10, 2022

How to Really Relax on Vacation


All work and no play make Jack and Jill a dull couple, which is why it's important to take vacations and enjoy time away from the normal hustle and bustle. Whether you take the time to travel to another city, town, state or country, or you opt to stay home for a staycation, there are ways that you can kick back and relax. It's crucial that you plan what you'll do; otherwise, you'll be at the end of your time off wondering where it all went. Don't know where to start? We can help!

Find a Relaxing Location

Let's face it, the key to relaxing is finding a place you can let it all go. Resorts, especially those with all-inclusive deals, ensure you won't have to lift a finger if you don't want to. They cater to you with meals, cocktails and an environment designed to let your stressors melt away. Maybe a resort isn't your ideal and you prefer the solitude of camping, whether in a tent in the woods or a cabin in the mountains. If you're choosing to stay home, set up a comfortable space --- such as your living area, with elements that make it easy for you to let it go. Light a candle or diffuser to set a calming effect in the room and remove any stressors.


Indulge a Little

There's nothing wrong with indulging a little; after all, you're on vacation (or staycation)! There are a few ways you can do this. Maybe eat a dessert you wouldn't normally or enjoy some margarita ice pops. Perhaps indulging for you means hitting the local shops and buying a new accessory or outfit.


Get Out and Do Things

Getting out and doing things is a great way to step out of the norm of everyday activities. Take in a concert, take the kids to an amusement park or aquarium --- just get out and do something. No matter what your budget looks like, there are options available. Typically going to the beach is free; you just might need to pay for parking, depending on the area. You could also go to a nearby park. During the summer months, some parks set up water play areas perfect for the kids (or the adventurous adult).


Read, Read, Read

If you live a fairly active life with kids, you're constantly running to extracurricular activities or have a demanding boss that doesn't know the meaning of boundaries --- even if that boss is you --- it's a good idea to just sit and relax. Grab a book, light some incense if you like and just get lost in another world. Reading is a great tool to help relieve stress.

The best part about reading is you can do it from anywhere. Most destination locations have a library, or you can download an ebook. Take your book to the beach and let the sound of the waves wash over you as you read, or sit back on your couch and pretend you're diving into another world. It doesn't matter what you read, whether it's a romance novel, a magazine featuring your favorite celebrity, or a philosophy book focusing on self-care. All that matters is you set real life aside, even for just a little while.

Each of these activities will help you achieve that break from the normal grind of everyday life. If you're heading out for your vacation, make sure you pack the essentials and get ready to have fun. If you're staying at home, put your to-do list aside and focus on just resetting. Trust me, you'll thank yourself when you're in a better mental space.

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