After a busy year at work and a demanding everyday life at home, it is not always easy to relax and go on vacation with peace of mind. So that your holidays do not rhyme with stress and anxiety on your return, here are 7 tips that will help you calm and relax before your departure.
#1 Book your accommodation in advance
Once the dates of your holiday are set, you are ready to book your accommodation! You shouldn’t wait until the last minute and risk not finding anything that meets your expectations and desires. Early booking is also the way to take advantage of the best plans and the best prices. Knowing in advance where you are going on vacation also means giving yourself the possibility of organizing your stay according to the locality: activities, outings, sites to visit, etc.
#2 Choose easily accessible accommodation
We advise you to favor rentals that are easily accessible according to your means of transport. Whether you are going by car on a skiing holiday or by plane to a big city, it is important to find out about accessibility conditions in advance in order to plan everything and not arrive on site on your nerves. Make a clear and precise plan before leaving. It’s still better to know where you’re going to start your vacation in peace!
#3 Put your work aside
According to research, people have difficulty cutting the cord off of their professional environment and a great number devote some time to their work even when on vacation. We advise you to set limits so that you can simply enjoy your vacation! Think of your loved ones: having someone stuck to their laptop or phone for 2 weeks of vacation is not exactly an ideal situation.
#4 Solve everyday problems before leaving
A lingering plumbing problem, the fridge full of food that may expire and all the little daily worries that affect the house, must be settled before leaving. Calling someone urgently from far away to intervene, again risks ruining your vacation.
#5 Prepare your suitcases on time
We have tο admit that very few people pack their bags a week before leaving, we reassure you, you are not the only one to do everything at the last minute. It is understandable: there is always something to add. However, making a list of what may be needed on the spot reduces costs later and puts you in a better and more relaxed mood from the first moment your vacation begins.
#6 Plan your budget
Unless you have an unlimited budget, it is better to take a calculator and make provisional accounts before leaving. To recover your costs, always count 20 to 25% more than what you originally planned in your budget: activities, food, outings, transport, etch. You are not immune to buying souvenirs or spending money spontaneously on a fancy restaurant or an activity you liked!
#7 Animals, plants, mailbox: ask a loved one for help
Finally, last important piece of advice before leaving in complete peace of mind: inform your relatives or neighbors of your departure to check their availability and vicinity. You might indeed need one of these to water the plants, feed the cat, or empty the mailbox (especially if you’re expecting important mail).
Last but not least, if a genuinely stress-free vacation is what you are looking for, think no further and book your holiday at Geranion Village. We assure you that your staying with us will be an unforgettable experience!