The impossible dream?
Ahhhhh… a relaxing vacation! What a beautiful idea! However, for many people, it’s just that – only a beautiful idea, and something they never experience. “I need a vacation from my vacation,” they say. But you can have a relaxing vacation. You just have to choose that the “relaxing” part is what’s really important!
Preparing for vacation
If you want to enjoy the real benefits of a relaxing vacation, you need to start preparing for it from the initial planning stages. That may sound like you have to be anal and start making lists six months ahead of time, but that’s not true. It’s not a matter of planning every detail, but rather of your focus in planning.
You see, you could take a spontaneous weekend getaway, which involves very little planning at all. And if your focus is on relaxing, you could come home rested and refreshed and full of new life. But if your focus is not on relaxing, you’ll probably be totally worn out by the end of your weekend adventure.
What’s the difference?
If you want to have a relaxing vacation you need to focus on relaxing from the moment you start planning your vacation.
So, how do you focus on relaxation when you’re planning?
If you keep in mind that what you really want to do on your vacation is relax, it will affect all the decisions you make.
Your vacation budget
First of all, your budget for vacation. If you want to relax on vacation, you need to be able to afford it.
If you’re worried about paying the bills when you get home, you’re not going to enjoy yourself and really let loose while you’re on vacation. So you have to set a realistic budget and stick to it.