Most of us plan our vacations either home or abroad to try to escape the stresses at home. And not specifically problems in your home, it could be work stresses or even family. I know when I go on vacation the idea is to relax and enjoy my destination and forget about work. But I can confess right now, I suck at forgetting about work so much that I travel with my work phone.
Many of us are guilty of checking out work emails instead of just enjoying the vacation and F all. It is the current culture but it should not be the norm by any means. We should be able to distinguish between relaxing and working and set boundaries. Today I am sharing a guest post that has the resource on how we can combat stress on vacation.
How to combat stress on vacation
As the evenings start to get darker and the temperature slowly dropping, the reality of winter creeps up on us. Summer may be over, but it’s never too late to book that last-minute getaway for some sun. That’s the thing about holidays, you can pack up your suitcase and grab your passport at any time of the year. Whether you want to relax in the sun or go on a fun-filled trip in the snow with friends.
The possibilities are endless, there are so many different destinations you can choose from. Being open-minded about the destinations you want to visit makes it easier to find quirky places all year round. As much as beach or pool lounging is fun. try not to always go for the places that are boiling hot. You should aim for something more adventurous and spontaneous like going on road trips.
That being said, life can often get in the way of the desire to travel and see the world. Family or work commitments are enough to keep your feet firmly on the ground for most of the year. It’s also enough to make you feel stressed, so make sure that you are putting yourself and your health first. Unfortunately holidays aren’t like magic (might feel like it), there are times when the stresses of life will follow you. To help combat stress on vacation, Hayes and Jarvis have created ‘The Four Pillars of Holiday Relaxation’. Their online tool is a handy way to learn how to make the most of your trip, and leave your stresses at the airport.
Take some time for yourself, and relax
Holidays are often a great way to unwind for most of us, but not everyone is able to switch off completely. Hayes and Jarvis also commissioned a survey that found that a third of the nation are unable to unwind from work worries while on holiday. That is a considerable portion of the population, if you’re in that third, then have a little read of their expert advice. Whether you have already been on vacation this year or have a trip upcoming have a read of this document. It will help you to reflect on how to combat stress on vacation and plan better for future vacations.