ACTIVATING YOUR HEALTH ON HOLIDAY
As we sit at our desk punching at our keyboards, we will often find our minds wandering off to distant locations with white sandy beaches, palm trees, crystal clear water and cocktails with tiny umbrellas or snow-capped mountains with log cabins and roaring fires.
We all crave the down time that holidays bring, but how often do we spend our time away allowing our holidays to be stressful and packed full of activity. It is important to consider how you can use the time to reactivate your potential whilst on holiday to ensure that you return to your daily life with a renewed sense of purpose, energy and drive.
With personalised attention and local knowledge, Dreams Unlimited can customise superb packages for you to the Indian Ocean Islands, South Africa, Europe, the Far East, the Americas as well as host of exciting cruise and ski packages.
Partnering with Body20 in December last year, Dreams Unlimited made one of our Members' dreams come true when Lynelda Scheepers won a trip for 2 to the Maldives in the Body20 SpringBack Challenge. Lynelda returned rejuvenated and reactivated, with a renewed sense of energy.
Dreams Unlimited shared these useful pieces of advice to take into account, to nourish your body and soul whilst you are on holiday, ensuring you return revitalised.
Have a plan
Prioritise your YOU time. Whether you are travelling with your family, friends or a partner it is absolutely imperative that you make time to be alone. You can take a walk down a mountain road, or take your favourite book to the beach. Consider finding a quiet spot for daily meditation. Get up before the sun rises and all the activity starts. Use this time to sit quietly and have a conversation with yourself. Clear your mind and simply enjoy nature. Normal life is so fast paced. Embrace the time away to refocus your mind, reassess your priorities and reconnect with yourself.
Many people consider holidays as a time where their normal rules are no longer valid, for a short amount of time. You are allowed to change the rules, but consider if these changes will be detrimental to your health on your return. Overindulgence of food and alcohol will see you taking steps back when you return home, so whilst you should enjoy yourself remember to do so in moderation. Work an activity into your holiday plans. Take a sunrise run on the beach, try your hand at windsurfing, walk to the local shops instead of taking the car or indulge in some yoga with a view. Dance. Dance as much as you can. Your body will thank you for it later.
Put things into perspective.
The goal of your holiday is to enjoy yourself, whilst allowing your body, mind and soul to reset. Leave work at work. You do not need to check your emails or worry about things that will happen on your return. Emerge yourself fully into the experience and make sure you are present. Put the phone down. Engage with the people around you and be open to new experiences, maintain a positive outlook and do not get caught up with what awaits on your return. Embrace all that the time away has to offer so that you collect memories and moments that can be shared with those you love. Life is for the living and by slightly altering your perspective, even if only for a few weeks you will allow your mind to reactivate its potential, returning to work feeling strong and refreshed.
It is never too early to start planning your next trip and with Dreams Unlimited, you can take all the stress of your holiday itinerary off the table.
Contact the team to start making your dreams come true!