Vacation is a great way to break the monotony of life. Chances are you are utterly busy at work with a pile of paperwork to be done or a lot of errands to run. If you are a student, you are most likely preoccupied with your academic endeavors. The same is true if you’re a housewife with a lot of children and chores to attend to on a daily basis. What you need is a vacation.
Why not? Evidence shows vacations can be very beneficial to you and your family emotionally, mentally and physically. Taking a short break from the daily grind can have a positive effect on your career, health, and relationships. That said, you and your family can head to a Thai island paradise and stay in one of the beautiful resorts there for a relaxing good time.
But here’s the catch: vacations are supposed to be fun. You don’t want to go on a vacation, only to end up anxious, stressed, and worried. You know your vacation didn’t serve its purpose if you return home dissatisfied and unhappy. In order to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, here are five vacation mistakes that you should avoid making.
Yes, it a good idea to plan things, like where to stay, what to do, and what to eat. In fact, coming up with an itinerary can keep you and your family on the right track. However, do not over plan. Overplanning can make you anxious. Even before you and your family reach the destination, you are already worried about whether things will go according to plan or not. That’s not good. Besides, you should allow room for spontaneity, which will make your trip more exciting. Overplanning kills fun and enjoyment. Chances are you and your family might not have as much fun on your vacation because you’re worried about sticking to your itinerary. Learn to be spontaneous.
The next thing to be wary of is overpacking. Wherever you’re going, you’re not going to stay there for good, so you don’t need to bring too many things. Make a list of essential items and pack those. You can simply pack a few clothes that will be enough for the length of your stay, items for personal hygiene, and maybe some snacks and a bottle of water. That’s really all you need when you’re going on vacation, anyway. The truth is, you feel mentally and physically lighter when you travel light. You deserve the liberation that comes with traveling light.
Working on Vacation
Needless to say, working on a vacation is a big no-no. Unless you are a digital nomad who has a remote job, but that’s another story. Bringing your work with you while on vacation defeats the purpose of having a vacation in the first place. A vacation is supposed to be a way for you to unwind. You are supposed to enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of work. Ignore the emails pouring into your inbox and bask under the sun or dive into the refreshing waters around Phuket. The thing is, you can plan ahead or delegate tasks prior to your vacation. But once it begins, be sure to make the most of it.
Vacation entails getting out of your comfort zone, exploring the world, being social, and savoring everything your destination has to offer. It doesn’t make sense for you to lock yourself up in the hotel and while your family has fun in the sun. If you are a millennial who can’t live without your smartphone, don’t be such a digital recluse. Why go on a family vacation in the first place when you’ll just spend it playing Mobile Legends or browsing all your social media accounts? Go out of the hotel, be with your friends and family, and enjoy the sights and sounds of wherever it is you decided to go to. Besides, you can capture the moments and take photos, then post them on Instagram or Facebook later.
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