5 Ways to Minimise Stress On Your Next Holiday

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Holidays are supposed to be about relaxation and good vibes, but they can be stressful.

Many things throw a spanner in the works on a holiday, disturbing your serenity. And whilst we can’t always predict when bad things might happen, we can take a few necessary precautions and plans to ensure the chances of bad outcomes remain small.

Don’t let your time relaxing on a sunny beach or exploring the jungle be interrupted by anxieties.

Following some simple strategies will allow you to stop worrying and make the most of your holiday.

Here are 6 tips and tricks to ensure you can maintain your peace of mind while on holiday.

Schedule Regular Exercise

The single best way to minimise stress on a holiday is to schedule exercise and/or meditation every second or third day you are away.

Almost every city has some form of exercise whether it be local yoga classes, a gym or a personal trainer.

Otherwise flick on your you tube in your hotel room and use your body weight to get your heart rate up. Just walking in a new city is also a great way to stay fit, and use a tracking device as an incentive to get your steps up.

Meditation is the same, as there are plenty of apps including calm, luminosity and basic you tube that you can tune into to stay calm and centred.

Have Someone Check On Your Home

Even if you are only planning to going away for a few days, it is important to have someone you trust check on your home while you are away to maintain your home’s security.

This will ensure you are aware of any issues early.

While it may disturb your holiday plans to hear about an accident or break-in that happened back home, it is better to know about it sooner rather than later so can take action.

Buy Travel Insurance

Making sure you have adequate travel insurance for holidays, is a simple but effective way to give you peace of mind while you are away.

Human beings are terrible at intuitively understanding probabilities. Although the chances of a lost bag or unforeseen medical expenses abroad are all relatively low, it is better to be safe than sorry.

When considering these outcomes in the light of the low cost of travel insurance, it is far better that you purchase a decent plan before leaving to avoid regret later.

If all goes to plan, you won’t even need to make use of your insurance policy but it will be there if and when you need it, and you will be glad you have it if you need it.

Make Sure Someone Knows Where You Are

Even if you are on a solo travel adventure, it is important to let someone you trust know where you are as frequently as possible.

If something should go wrong or if you do not update your family or friends for several days, then actions can be taken to contact you.

While you might prefer to disconnect from everything for a while during your holiday, it is important to at least keep someone updated periodically to maintain your own safety and give friends and relatives peace of mind.

Have A Variety Of Payment Methods

One of the biggest stresses for holidaymakers abroad is changing currencies or having the necessary methods of payment. You can do yourself a huge favour by making sure you will be able to pay for your travel expenses easily when you arrive.

While credit cards are widespread throughout the world, some places will not accept them or will not accept certain types like American Express.

In these cases, having some cash in the local currency will be necessary and it is usually wise to buy some foreign currency before you leave from your bank or other financial institution.

This will also come in handy for emergencies or if your wallet is stolen.

Stay Safe And Enjoy Your Holiday

While it may seem like a bit of extra work, making the effort to check these things off of your to-do list before departing will save you from potential grief in the future. Allow yourself to truly enjoy your holiday by taking every precaution beforehand to avoid negative outcomes.

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Rebecca Wilkinson

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Say hello to Bondi Beauty's Beauty Columnist. Rebecca is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel with a weakness for coffee. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty craze like ice baths or rubbing smashed avo on her face. We know, what a waste of smashed avo. Reach out to her with your beauty questions.

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