R&R – rest & recreation… How much of that do we get in our daily lives? If you, like most people, are just “living for the weekend”, then a holiday is the perfect chance to catch up on some much needed sleep or relax your mind by staying active and pursuing a hobby.
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
Unlike weekends, a holiday gives you more time and more opportunities to do a variety of physical activities and invigorate your mind by discovering new places (or doing new things in old places!).
So here are a few things to keep in mind when on a holiday:
1. It’s your opportunity to get quality sleep – don’t waste it! Plan your activities in a way that you get to rest and sleep sufficiently (with the exception of travel days which are always a bit tiring).
2. To help you sleep even better stay active! Walking tours, water sports, cycling, trekking… There is always some kind of physical activity you can partake in wherever you are.
3. Give your mind a break. Try to turn off all the things that usually worry you in your daily life. Focus on enjoying the moment. Look around you, what do you see, feel, smell? Enjoying the present will relax your mind and give it a chance to recover from all the stress.
And finally… Travel more often! You will discover things about yourself, about the world and about others!
“Traveling is one of the easiest ways to become aware of the magic that weaves all of creation together through serendipity and synchronicity with perfect timing.” – Adam Siddiq
Serendipity: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Synchronicity: coincidence of events that appear meaningfully related but do not seem to be causally connected. From lifehack.org