It’s that time of year again. Canadians from all provinces and territories are packing their suitcases, escaping the cold grip of winter and heading to sunny destinations in paradise.
Tourists can maximize vacation relaxation by turning off technology, protecting yourself with a little planning and following your natural rhythm when it comes to rest.
Here are four ways to maximize relaxation on your next vacation:
1) Step away from technology
Technology reminds us of the harsh realities of our day-to-day lives. While on vacation, take a tech-detox and let yourself drift away.
Turning off electronics can help you disassociate from reality and forget about all the pressing to-dos at home.
This Reader’s Digest article explains all the benefits of unplugging on vacation.
2) Plan your trip in advance
Unless you’re the type of person who enjoys making plans on the spot, planning your activities ahead of time can help have a stress-free vacation. In tourist areas, scammers and thieves can take advantage of travelers by overinflating prices. Checking ratings, reading reviews and comparing prices will help save money on activities and excursions.
3) Follow your body clock
Your vacation is an opportunity to fall in tune with your body’s natural rhythm. There’s nothing more relaxing than dozing in and out of sleep as you please, especially if you’re doing it on the beach.
According to Sleep.org, following your body clock promotes better sleep and reduces anxiety. When you go back to work you’ll feel rested and alert.
4) Stay within a budget
Minimize your stress when returning to the real world by setting a spending budget and sticking to it. The relaxed atmosphere while on vacation can let travelers be a little bit too worry free about your money.
The last thing you want to do is ruin the memories of a great vacation with an empty bank account and maxed out credit card when you get back home.
If you’re migrating away from winter towards a sunnier destination, these tips can help increase relaxation while on vacation. If you’re dreaming of a trip this winter, contact me to find out how I can help set a realistic travel budget and help you stay debt free long after the vacation is over.