Holidays are supposed to be an opportunity to rest and get away from it all. But how often do you get back needing a holiday from your holiday?
Try my tried and tested top five tips to make sure you relax straight into the chilled out mood and make the most of your downtime.
1. A list of what you fancy
Packing lists are a great way to make sure that everything makes it into the bags.
If there’s time, make one for every member of the family. It’s a great way to share the load and even the kids get into good habits by ticking off what they’ve put in their bag. Short on time? Try one of these packing checklists.
- Roll? Bag? Bundle?
Where do you start? You’ll be packing like a pro after watching these tips by air stewards. It’s a little more than two minutes long, so maybe have your brew at the same time.
- Hydrate well.
Take fruit and a water bottle with you, to stay hydrated en route. Free water is available at most service stations and airports, so you can top up after you’ve been through security and save yourself some pennies.
Still overheating? Invest in a simple hand help fan and pack a hat. Discover more tips for topping up hydration.
- Rest stops and exercise
Travelling by car? Make sure you stop regularly to rest your eyes, do a few stretches, snack and rehydrate.
If you’re flying, make time for your ‘at seat’ exercises. Do the foot pump to help your lymphatic system: point your toes away from you and then back towards your leg repeat as often as you like. Or get out of your seat and take a walk.
- The secret to getting the most from your holiday?
Get into that holiday state of mind and let the physical tensions drift away by booking a massage the day or night before your trip. This gets your body and mind into relaxation mode, encourages work thoughts to drift away so you’ll feel a lot lighter and brighter for your trip.
Just imagine how you’d feel without all that extra baggage at the start of your holiday! I swear by it – as do many clients already in the know.
Let me know how you get on and have a relaxing and calm holiday