As vacation time approaches, excitement mounts. Everybody looks forward to this special opportunity to set aside day to day cares and live in the moment. But how many people really do let themselves go? Even far away from the daily routine, it is all too easy to give in to another form of pressure – one’s own hesitations about what one can or should do. This can limit everything, from actions to words to clothing choices. It is no way to approach having fun. This vacation season, it is those who dare to be bold who will really have a good time.
Leaving cares behind
The first thing to do on vacation is to strip away day to day concerns. Specialist surgeons and heads of state need to be on call all the time. Most other people do not, and it is amazing how liberating turning off the phone can be. Similarly, it is important to avoid taking work on vacation, even if that means putting in late nights in the days leading up to it in order to get everything done.
Leaving one’s cares behind should also mean leaving family arguments behind. A good vacation should have enough suitable activities for everyone so that family members are not in each other’s space all the time and do not end up feeling that the trip is all about other people. Couples can benefit from planning time apart as well as time together – then there will be less risk of tension building up and more fun things to talk about when in each other’s company.
Trying new things
Far away from prying friends, neighbors and colleagues, a vacation offers the opportunity to experiment with new things and see how they go – whether it is a daring new style of clothing that may or may not work, or an exotic foodstuff that has always looked tempting but the taste of which might trigger a spectacularly horrified reaction.
Picking up some of the sexy lingerie at lingeriediva.com before leaving can be a great way to inspire exciting new things in the bedroom, and remote vacation destinations can also be a good place for trying out new pairs of heels, with no-one around to see one falling over! Even if things do go wrong in public, from bad karaoke performances to swimming pool belly flops, everything is taken in a spirit of good humor when other people are also enjoying their vacation.
Having an adventure
Some of the new things that people are most nervous about trying are those that test physical skills, but learning to master those nerves can unleash a flood of confidence that makes everything in life feel more manageable. Not everyone feels up to bungee jumping or skydiving, but there are also challenges to be had in things such as horse riding, scuba diving or skiing. Whatever it is, it should be an adventure. Nothing creates a feeling of freedom like expanding boundaries and achieving something that once seemed impossible. This is what generates those good feelings that will last far beyond the vacation itself and make the prospect of next year’s break feel even more exciting.