So wound up that when you go on away that it takes the first week of your holiday before you can relax? Reclaim that time back by following a few basic rules:
Leave as little as possible to the last minute. Make a list of everything you need to do to prepare for your holiday and get started working your way through the list as early as possible. Aim to have everything done a week before your holiday begins.
Unwind In Advance
In the week before you travel, arrange to do at least one thing that will help you unwind – a nice relaxing reflexology treatment perhaps!
Get Enough Sleep
It can take 1 – 3 days to recover from sleep deficit – do you really want to spend your holiday catching up on your sleep? Getting enough sleep will make sure you are able to enjoy your holiday right from day one AND it will help you cope with the stress of travel without getting grumpy.
Set the ground rules before you go about how much time will be allocated to everyone’s favourite activities.
If you’re jetting off somewhere nice, give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. While you’re waiting on your flight, you can relax with a book or magazine, or play a travel board game that everyone enjoys.
Take time to do absolutely nothing, enjoy your holiday and don’t think about work.