How you and your brain can go on holiday
DO YOU struggle to get off the worry train when on holiday? You are not alone.
A survey by booking.com of more than 500 Australians showed one in five were not worry-free in the first 24 hours of a holiday. Furthermore, one in 20 said they felt they never entered holiday mode.
Celebrity life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams has the following tips to make entering holiday mode easier.
RIGHT NOW PLAN: Take inspiration from frequent travellers who know that delays happen and luggage gets lost but that most travel niggles have a solution. Having confidence in your ability to come up with a “right now plan”, a plan that focuses on flexibility to adapting to your surroundings in order to get to the outcome you wish to achieve, will help combat anything that comes your way.
LINE UP: No one likes waiting in queues, but these are a part of travel. The majority of travellers are right-handed so head to the furthest left counter from the entrance. Fewer people choose that line as people gravitate to right-hand counters to match their dominant writing hand.
WHILE YOU WAIT: After a long flight, it is easy to get impatient while waiting for your baggage, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to text your loved ones that you have arrived safely. While you have your phone out take a selfie and save it as your screen lock. That way if you misplace your phone you can easily prove it is yours no matter the language barrier or situation. THEME TUNE THERAPY: Unpack while dancing around to uplifting music. Pull out your iPhone and speakers and take out your belongings as though no one is watching. Let go of your ego, break any unhelpful patterns of taking things too seriously and rid yourself of negativity.
TURN OFF TECHNOLOGY: Turn off your phone and focus on the country you are in. Allow your brain to catch up to your new surroundings.
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: Immerse yourself in the local culture and try a local cuisine or experience. Chat to the locals and find out where to go that’s off the beaten track.