Ultimately, between unrealistic expectations of absolute relaxation and rigid ideas on how things must go, our vacation is likely to become even more stressful than we would, at least temporarily, leave behind us.
There is perhaps a change of perspective. See, for example, the holiday that awaits us not as the solution to all the evils, but as an opportunity to live a new experience that allows us, at least temporarily, to set aside what seems to be consuming every day. Otherwise, why not take time to take a break if we have to live it the same way ever?
So first of all …
- Do not expect “results”: Do not start with the idea of becoming more relaxed, more toned or more pompant. The risk is that we do not succeed, for one reason or another. Living a vacation as a goal-oriented experience looks more like a job than a rest!
- Do not stop at the unexpected: Captain and they will surely come to you: the unforeseen are on the agenda, whether you are on holiday or not. Do not make a drama, live for those who are: simple mishaps. Is it really a tad to have the power to affect the whole vacation?
- Do not schedule everything: The purpose is not to “occupy time,” if it can be to live it full. You do not have to be always engaged in something, even in moments of inactivity, idleness or “boredom” you may be comfortable. Perhaps they represent an opportunity to refuse … which was then the initial idea, right?
- Do not take the job: I’m not just talking about the behind-the-scenes cards that you thought you’d devote to being an alternative to siesta, but above all about what’s your source of concern or discomfort. In other words: stress. Easier to say than to do, I know. To do this, you have to keep your mind busy in other ways.
- Chapter aside, the infamous return: The black beast. The spectrum that walks between the rooms of our mind even before we leave for the holidays. Going back is to return to “normality”, then close the window of the holidays you just spent and get ready to go back to the routine that is to the usual worries and problems of all time.
First of all, give a last tip: make sure you leave at least a couple of days after the end of your vacation when you actually return to your daily activities, whether they are work, house management or anything else. Give yourself time to rejoice, kindly, at the usual rhythms. Let it be a smooth transition and begin gradual, do not throw yourself in the head over things to take.
And do not linger too much on the thought that holidays are over. The experiences made and the beautiful moments passed with those you want are not said that they cannot re-appear outside that limited rest period. You can experience it every day. Whether it is on a Sunday outing or on a rainy Monday in October, there is always the chance to put aside the usual routine and take time for yourselves.