When reality meets expectations
How many times have you told yourself lately that you need a break? Whether it is from stress, routine, or a void in your day-to-day life, setting some time-off for a vacation goes a long way in helping you reset, recharge, and refocus.
Planning as stress relief
As much fun goes into a vacation as the process of planning for it! Musing over your dream destination, choosing your desired holiday experience, and finally making the bookings (or alternatively, leaving matters to chance) can jack up your happy hormones, which may get you through some rough days before your trip. Just relish this dreamy phase of planning.
“No pressure” expectations
When you’re finally on vacation, sometimes the anticipation of a wonderful experience may not materialize if reality doesn’t meet your expectations. This may be in the form of a disparity in resources, practices, or cultural understanding, especially when traveling to other countries. Do you know that this goes all the way back to the origin of the word travel that derives from the old French word travail, which means “to toil or exert effort”? Thankfully, modern-day transportation and amenities have made traveling much more convenient.
Relaxing while on vacation
Whatever circumstances you find yourself in, keep in mind that it is as much up to you to have a good time! Remember your goal to yourself, and that is to relax. Since your time in a vacation is only finite, think of all the mishaps as part of the adventure and focus on getting as much positive emotions from it as possible. This will help you rejuvenate your energy and create great memories that you will eventually bring home with you.