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How to really enjoy your holiday

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Holidays are a time to relax or discover new places. It is a rare opportunity to put aside the worries of everyday life. Well, it should be.


There are plenty of people who just don't know how to switch off or enjoy their time off to the full. So the moment they're supposed to be admiring waterfalls, they wonder if they've paid their bills. The moment they're supposed to be enjoying a great meal, they're downloading emails. The moment they're about to go on a trip, they look nervously at the itinerary to see if they'll be able to do everything they've planned. And then it poisons the vacation not only for them but for all their companions.


Tell yourself that vacation is from the word afford. Allow yourself to think only of yourself, sleep as long as you want, eat whatever you want, and most importantly, allow yourself not to think about anything work-related.


If you really want to enjoy your holiday, here are some tips on how to do it...


1. Plan in moderation

Leave room for chance too. Don't fill your itinerary to the brim, you don't need to have every minute planned. The best experiences are often created in the moments when you allow yourself the freedom and space for serendipitous discoveries. Then you come across an amazing cafe and don't have to walk past in frustration because the church, the hike, the sights, the market, and so on are already waiting for you.


2. Limit technology

Get rid of the constant internet and social media. Vacation is the perfect time to disconnect from the digital world. You'll see how it helps.


3. Try new things

Time off is a great opportunity to venture out and try new activities. You might get the chance to sample local cuisine, or take part in a traditional festival. Most of the time, you go on holiday to destinations you may never return to. Seize the opportunity.


4. Be present

Avoid thoughts of work, homework, or worries from home. When you find yourself in a beautiful place, focus on what's in front of you and experience every moment.


5. Relax 

Vacation isn't just about constant activity. Allow yourself to truly relax, too. Read a book, lie on the beach, or enjoy a spa or a massage. Allow your body and mind to regenerate and recharge.


To truly enjoy a holiday is to allow yourself to slow down, be present, and listen to your needs and desires. Vacations serve as a time for relaxation, discovery, and well-being. Enjoy every moment and build a reservoir of good cheer that will last long after you return to your normal life.

How often do you go on holiday? And do you know how to enjoy it?

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Rina Vevesi

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