Preparing for holidays

summer holiday preparationsIt is that time of year when schools, universities and even most people in their places of work tend to take some time off for a holiday.

Routines of one kind or another have their place. Whether they are to do with work, completing domestic chores or just getting up in the morning, you do not have to think about them so much and that leaves your mind free to focus on other things. It is not what you are doing, but what you associate in your mind with what you are doing that determines how you feel.

Getting in the routine of regular sleeping, exercise and sensible eating can add years to your life and life to your years. On the other hand, it is possible to get imprisoned by day to day routines and no longer be able to see the wood from the trees. It is really good to be able to break out and escape into something completely different.

Taking a holiday can also have very many life enhancing effects. Whether it is taking time away from work, at home, abroad in a different place, doing different things in a different surrounding, it gives one a chance to step out of one’s life and get a different perspective on things.

The expectation of a change can be as exciting a build up as the holiday itself and make the whole difference to how it all goes. Make sure that you make the most of the opportunity by being prepared. It is as well to do a bit of research to think it all through and put a plan together to make sure that things go as well as you would like. Whether it is a sunny relaxing holiday, an outdoors adventurous holiday or an expedition into new cultural experiences, or a mixture of all these things, you will have to be sure that you have the money, the tickets the appropriate clothes for the occasion.

And by the way, if you are taking some perfectly legitimate nutritional supplements and going abroad, please remember not to put them into your hand luggage or they may not let them through customs.

I am just off to go boating down the Thames for three days with some friends. So I’d better get packing and following some of my own advice.

Bon voyage!

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