I’ve done a lot of traveling in my day. I just love the feeling of zipping up a suitcase and heading out on a new adventure. Plus, when you go on vacation, you never know what you’re going to experience. Some vacations are mind blowing. You go back home refreshed and energized, ready to jump into your normal routine. Sometimes though, traveling is exhausting. Things don’t always go as planned, which just adds stress to what should be a relaxing trip.
That’s why when I read about the importance of including wellness travel in your yearly plans, I don’t really worry about it all that much. Focusing on your health is definitely important and traveling can help put you in the right mindset to focus your perspective on bettering yourself, but don’t stress about it more than you need to. True wellness travel will erase your worries and leave you with only positive vibes and self-confidence.
The Worries Can Wait
Plenty of people go out on a wellness trip and have a hyper focus on improving something about their lives. Whether it’s getting back into exercising or eating better, you really should try to leave your worries at home. When I’m on vacation, I try to only think about how to make myself feel better. That means not stressing about meeting a new workout routine or staying under a calorie limit. You’ll thank yourself later when you aren’t dealing with any extra stress.
You Deserve Goodness
So what kind of healthy relaxation can you get out of wellness travel? People go on wellness trips for all kinds of reasons, so it depends on what you’re looking for. You can go hiking or do yoga, or maybe try out a new fitness class. Spend time with a cooking instructor or treat yourself to a day at the spa.
Whatever you decide to do, the outcome should be that you feel appreciated and loved by yourself. After dealing with a heavy daily workload and juggling all your normal responsibilities, you deserve to feel good and not worry for once while you’re on a wellness vacation.
Expectations Should Be Set Low
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you’re always going to have expectations for yourself. I expect myself to be at work on time, always do my best and be there for my loved ones if they should ever need anything. When I’m traveling, my expectations are set much lower. I hope to eat at least some good foods while I’m away and to stay hydrated. Especially when you’re on a wellness trip, those low expectations are exactly what you should aim for.
If you don’t know what you want out of your wellness trip, start with the basics or follow a simple routine. Drink lots of water and keep yourself moving so you don’t feel the temptation to be lazy. Come prepared with ideas on what you’ll be eating to avoid buying cheap meals at restaurants that aren’t good for you. But most importantly, cut yourself some slack. Holding yourself to rigid standards will only help ruin your vacation before it even starts.
If you’re about to go on vacation and already find yourself stressing about it, you might need to take a step back. Vacations and wellness trips are all about improving how you feel, both mentally and physically. As important as it is to stay healthy and try out new health routines, it’s also equally important to keep your mind at peace. I make sure not to set my expectations too high, or it’ll feel like I never went on vacation at all.
Head into your vacation knowing what you want to focus on. For me, it’s usually cleansing my system with a healthy diet and detoxing my mind of any work related stresses. Then I know what my goals are and can focus on achieving them without backtracking on any vacation relaxation I might have achieved. If anything, leave for your trip with the one goal of treating yourself to whatever makes you feel healthier and well rounded. You’ll end up going back home feeling like a newer, better version of yourself.