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Call the Psychologist… Panic Attacks are a Real Thing

Call the Psychologist… Panic Attacks are a Real Thing

Many folks might be saying, ‘Duh’, but that is exactly something that someone said recently after they had experienced that awful feeling of terror. Yes, panic attacks are as real as heart attacks. Here are a few facts to know about panic attacks and how to get past the fear.

You are not alone

When an individual is experiencing panic attacks, they feel utterly alone. But the truth is many people at one point in their lives has or will experience a panic attack.

 You are not weak

One of the best descriptions of why a panic attack occurs is because panic attacks are usually the mind’s reaction of layering up a lot of stressful situations on top of one another until your strong mind can’t hold anymore. This doesn’t mean you or your mind is weak, it means no one should have to be that strong for that long.

People that never experienced a panic attack doesn’t understand what you’re going through

This is a fact. Many folks can be compassionate that you are having emotional issues. But unless they have gone through this themselves, they just don’t get it. Some people think that you can just get over it, or let it go. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way, which leads me to my next point…

First step of getting better is you need to let go

I know it contradicts what we just said… but letting go by talking to someone who actually understands the reality of your panic can be extremely healing. At first, it might feel worse, but being able to talk about the symptoms and fear is like physically pushing it out of your body and mind, and sending it out into the universe to never return. Healing doesn’t happen immediately, but it starts the ball rolling. Talking with a psychologist or therapist online can be a great option in your recovery process.

Push yourself

Face your fears. We’ve all hear that, and there are times when you will have to push yourself to face those fears. Other times, you may decide it’s too much. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you are progressing in other areas. Keep it on your list of things to build back up to.

Take your vitamins

Eating properly is important when it comes to complete health. Amino acids and B vitamins are a must in supporting brain health. Taking an amino acid complex could be a huge help in reducing panic, anxiety and depression. Talk to your doctor about adding in an amino supplement.

Pressure points can ease the pain, …or panic

Pressure points exist all over the body. They have the ability to heal areas inside and outside the body. There is a pressure point on the roof of the mouth that regulates the amygdala, (the gland that releases your fight or flight response). Press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, directly behind your two front teeth. Press for several seconds, while remembering to breathe. It will reduce the panic, or in time stop it before it starts.

 

Remember, you are not alone. There are people out there that can help.  There are many methods to help heal your emotional mind. As you work on yourself, you will begin to feel strong again. But I think the moral of everyone’s story, …Don’t hold onto too much stress. A professional can help you learn how to do that. Eat right, and don’t forget your vitamins and aminos. As you do the work, this will pass. In time, it will be a strange memory.

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5 Tips on How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

By Guest Blogger, Brigitte E., Editor at highstylelife.com

5 Tips on How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Road trips are an increasingly popular form of vacation gaining traction across the globe. In countries like Australia, the horizon of possibilities stretches far beyond what you can even imagine. Coastal trips are becoming more and more popular, attracting families, friend posies, and solo travelers. However, there are some things you might want to do before you hop in your car. Heading out in the open road unprepared is not the wisest move. You need to ensure your car is ready to endure all the trials and tribulations ahead.

Maintenance tasks

On the surface, your vehicle might appear to be fine, but do not take any chances. Carry out thorough maintenance beforehand and see to it that there are no safety concerns. Tightly secure hoses and belts. Make certain there are no cracks in the windshield. Perform a simple voltage test to check whether your battery is fit for a challenge. Scorching temperatures in the Australian outback can really build up under the hood. This is more than a minor inconvenience as it can really drain your car’s battery, especially if it is an aged one. You certainly do not want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Mechanical checkup

From a mechanical standpoint, everything should work like clockwork. Breaks are a key safety component, so measure their pads and audit brake fluid level. Furthermore, inspect the filter, which constantly supplies your engine with air. While at it, look at the lights, including headlights, brake and hazard lights, blinkers, and interior lights. This prevents your visibility from being impaired on the road. Of course, should you encounter difficulties, you can call professionals to inspect the vehicle.  I hired a mobile mechanic from the Gold Coast and hit the road fully confident.

All fluids go

Cars need their fluids just like our bodies need them. Therefore, auditing their level is always high on the checklist. Those who are going on a longer road trip need to top up windshield washer, transmission, and wiper fluids. Do not overlook radiator coolant or power steering fluid either. As for antifreeze/engine coolant, it is also vital, even more so for colder destinations. Namely, chilly weather could freeze fluids in your car and lead to serious setbacks and costly repairs. Finally, see if it is time to do an oil change. We cannot stress enough the importance of having enough juice at all times.

Tire pressure and condition

Tires take the heaviest beating and they must be in tiptop shape. So, check if your tire pressure is on the level prescribed in the owner’s manual. Next, assess their condition: there should be no bulges in the sidewall. In case your tires are more than two years old, then it is recommended to examine the tread depth. Do a penny test to see how it holds up. Hold a Lincoln penny and place it head-down in one of the grooves of the tire surface. If the tread does not obscure all of Lincoln’s head on the coin, your tire is good to go.

 

Stay fresh and clean

It is also a good idea to give your car a good scrub and wipe. After all, cleaning the inside and out will ensure you have the most pleasant road experience. A good place to start is decluttering. Get all the unnecessary items out of the vehicle and make room for those you are going to need once you set off (such as an emergency kit with road flares, jumper cables, etc.). See to it there is no garbage or food residue anywhere. Vacuum the floor, clean the windows, and dust all interior surfaces. Add an air freshener to do away with bad smells.

Smooth sailing

To stay on the safe side, you should schedule an extensive checkup and maintenance.  This is an essential part of trip planning and preparation. In other words, get a closer look at what is happening under the hood. Pay close attention to things like tire pressure and fluid level. Be ready for whatever comes your way and see to it that your vehicle runs like clockwork — both you and your four-wheeled friend must be up to a task. Doing due diligence will give you peace of mind and minimize risks, even when wandering off the beating track.

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Can Feng Shui Help You Sleep Better?

Can Feng Shui Help You Sleep Better?

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If you have had difficulty sleeping lately, you have probably spent a lot of your spare time googling to try and find the answer. And I’m sure that you’ve found a myriad of solutions and quick fixes. None of them work for you? If not, don’t stress. There is one final thing that you might want to try out – feng shui!

 

Not heard of feng shui before? It’s a Chinese pseudoscience that states the placement of furniture in our homes can greatly affect the flow of energy. Certain blockages and issues with the energy could lead to problems in our lives, such as difficulty sleeping. Are you prepared to see if feng shui can help improve your sleep? Here are some things that you might like to try.

 

Make Sure Your Bedroom Isn’t Too Big

 

First of all, you need to ensure that your bedroom isn’t any bigger than what it needs to be. Some people who sleep in large bedrooms often wake up feeling very tired, even if they have got a minimum of eight hour’s sleep. That’s usually because it can be difficult to relax in large rooms. According to feng shui, we don’t have as much control over larger spacious, especially when we are vulnerable during sleep. So, you might find that moving into a smaller bedroom helps you feel a lot cozier and in control at night.

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Don’t Place The Head Of The Bed Below A Window

 

Some followers of feng shui would even suggest that you don’t place your bed right under a window. That’s because your sleep will be a lot more easily disrupted from all of the energy flowing into your bedroom through the window. Even if you have some blinds from https://www.montgomerys.com blocking out the light, the flow of external energy could still be quite disturbing. So, try and keep your bed well away from the room’s window.

Try To Avoid Slanted Ceilings

 

Another thing that most feng shui followers would tell you to avoid would be slanted ceilings in the bedroom. Even though you might not feel it, your subconscious could find that bedrooms with these kinds of ceilings are actually quite claustrophobic. And anyway, who wants to risk bumping their head on a low ceiling as soon as they wake up in the morning?!

 

 

Remove Work From The Bedroom

 

If you read articles like the ones on https://www.digitaltrends.com, you will already be aware that the glow from computer and tablet screens can really damage the quality of your sleep. Well, feng shui was already aware that working in the bedroom was bad for us even before we could tap away at our laptops in bed, and its followers believe that work should be left outside. So, leave your computer and devices in your study or living room so that you can concentrate on sleeping in the bedroom.

 

As you can see, there are actually quite a few ways the practice of feng shui can help to improve your sleep!

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Meaningful Ways To Remember A Departed Loved One

Meaningful Ways To Remember A Departed Loved One

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One of the hardest things in life is dealing with the loss of a loved one. No matter who they are, from family member to friend, we can feel immense pain and sorrow after they have gone. While time does heal, we will never forget them or the impact they had on our lives. Many people choose to remember their lost loved ones in a number of ways. We have listed some of them here; meaningful ways to commemorate that person who played such an important role when they were alive. Should you be facing the loss of a loved one, or if you are currently grieving the loss of somebody close, the following ways to remember them may help you to cope.

 

  1. Decorate a specific room.

 

In a recent article here on http://tipsfromtia.com/, we talked about using your home décor to relay a certain message. For some people, this has been extremely useful when remembering their loved ones. You could dedicate a room to the person you have lost, displaying photographs of them around the walls, painting quotes on the walls to help you remember some of the things they used to say, and having a display of items that pertain to that person, tools to trigger special memories from when they were alive.

 

  1. Use cremation jewelry

 

Many people keep their loved one’s ashes in a cremation urn, displaying it in a prominent part of the room. While this is still a wonderful idea to help you to remember them, you could also deposit some of their ashes in cremation jewelry, some of which you can find at https://www.memorials.com/. This way, if you purchase a special necklace, for example, your loved one will always be close to your heart.

 

  1. Celebrate special anniversaries

 

Certain days of the year will be harder than others to cope. It may be a birthday or a wedding anniversary, for example, those days when their absence will be more prominent in your mind. Instead of dwelling on the loss in your life with sad and sorrowful thoughts (although there is no harm in this), celebrate their life by doing something special. You might want to invite family and friends over to have a special party commemorating the person you have all lost, or you might want to do something alone, such as lighting a candle and taking time to reflect on the happy times you spent together.

 

  1. Let go of a balloon

 

Letting go of a balloon can hold great significance. It’s a metaphorical way of saying goodbye to that person in your life. While you won’t forget them, you are in effect letting go of those sorrowful memories and emotions that may be holding you back from moving on. This could be something you do alone, or as part of a celebratory party as mentioned in our previous point. You might even put the person’s ashes in the balloon, and let it go in a place of special significance.

 

  1. Create a collage

 

Many people use collage therapy to help them deal with emotional pain. There are some general tips on creating a therapeutic collage at https://www.wikihow.com/, but when it comes to crafting something to help you deal with your grief, collect and display pictures of your lost loved one on your creation. Choose pictures that will help you reflect on specific happy memories, and perhaps use it as a talking point when you are celebrating that person’s life with others.

Finally

 

You will never forget the person you have lost, but our commemorative ideas may help you to deal with the loss you have suffered. If you have any ideas of your own, please let us know, offering us all help when we seek to remember and come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

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It’s Time To Let Yourself Get Out More

It’s Time To Let Yourself Get Out More

If you’re the kind of person who loves to lounge on the sofa, closing the curtains and existing in your own dark haven, it might be time to open the door and step outside… Of course you’re allowed to dwell in your own home, but when you’re only heading out for work to another building you rarely get out of, your next checkup is going to reflect how much this has damaged your health!

 

A lot of people are in this boat, and it’s a ship that’s rapidly sinking. Hey, considering most accidents happen within the home, we can immediately see there’s a lot of health benefits to get from spending less and less time within it!

 

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Light Exercise Improves How You See Yourself

 

Even when you’re just going for a brisk walk around the block, or it’s time to walk the dog, you’re going to be so much healthier because of the outdoor environment you’ve been exposed to. At the end of the day, five minutes is all you need to feel like you’ve put effort into your body shape!

 

So put your boots on and get hiking; a half hour in the park, taking photos of flowers and saying hi to passers-by is going to dramatically affect how good you feel about yourself. Beach bodies are rarely made on the beach after all.

 

A Walk in the Woods is Good for Your Immunity

 

Even when you’ve got an urgent care clinic near me, there’s nothing that beats a little natural protection you get from spending a good amount of time in the outdoors, wandering through various landscapes and getting muddy hiking boots.

 

Being outside amongst nature, and everything the sun has to show you when it’s raining down on your skin and helping you to produce happy chemicals is going to make you feel a lot better than being cooped up indoors. And those chemicals have lasting effects on your body.

 

Not to mention there’s been a lot of research into what a good forest walk can do for the cancer killing cells inside your body, and how you can produce a lot more of them based on the relaxing environment only a natural landscape can give you!

 

You Can Feel a Lot More at Peace

 

When you’re out and about, stopping to smell the daisies and watching bees do their work, you’re going to feel a lot more at home than actually being in your home. Humans evolved to be outside after all, and literally going back to your roots is something not enough of us do. If you want to be happy, just head outside to watch the birds in the trees and feel the weather on your skin.

 

Forget what’s on TV! If you’re not getting out at least twice a week, it’s time to change your habits for the better. You should make it a top priority to work on, and let yourself focus all your energy on being out and about more often.

 

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Brilliant Ideas to Help You Catch More Z’s Every Night

Brilliant Ideas to Help You Catch More Z’s Every Night

Sleep is so essential to our lives and routines, yet so many of us are not getting the sleep we need. Your brain can’t function without sleep, and lack of it can cause plenty of problems for us down the road and will result in all manner of issues such as fatigue, stress, irritability, and other long-term health problems. A lack of decent sleep is definitely going to affect your cognitive ability as well as your productivity.

 

It is essential to make sure you get the best night’s sleep you possibly can, and this is something that you can work on improving. We all have different processes when we go to sleep, but we don’t always sleep as well as we should. Here are some brilliant ideas to help you get more rest by getting a more fulfilling night’s sleep every night of the week.

 

Sound Control

 

Noise is a big factor when you’re trying to sleep, and it’s amazing how much more aware of sounds we are when we’re lying in bed trying to drift off! Do as much as you can to come up with ways of countering the noise that plagues your sleep schedule. For instance, you might want to invest in earplugs of some description. Having all the windows and doors shut might be an idea as well. Some people find they are better able to drift off listening to music or having some background noise, so this is something to consider as well.

 

Temperature Check

 

It’s not just noise that is a factor for consideration here though – you also have to think about temperature. In the summer and winter, the weather is going to be very different, and this can affect your sleeping patterns. Some people get too hot and need the window open for perfect balance. Others get too cold and will insist on windows shut, multiple layers, and a hot water bottle! Finding the optimum room temperature for great sleep is the best way to get a more complete night of uninterrupted rest.

 

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Sleeping on Air

 

What you sleep on is so important, and this is where you need to make some big decisions. To get the perfect night’s sleep, it should feel as though you are sleeping on air. This might mean a new bed or at least a change of mattress. Deciding whether or not to purchase a foam mattress, or perhaps simply buy a mattress topper, is a crucial decision. Get this right, and you increase your chances of having a more complete night’s sleep. Choosing the perfect mattress can relax you more, it reduces the risk of pain and discomfort, and you can be much more relaxed as a result.

 

There are plenty of great ideas out there that can help you get a good night’s sleep. If you can follow the tips on this list, you will be much better placed to improve your sleeping schedule. Make sure you make the right choices to put you in a better position to enjoy a relaxing and stress-free sleep. Catch more Z’s, and enjoy the benefits of a perfectly planned sleeping schedule.

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Unusual Ways To Relieve Stress

Unusual Ways To Relieve Stress

Stress might be invisible, but it can cause damage to people as if it were a physical ailment. Feeling stressed isn’t nice, and going through some of the physical changes that it can present isn’t nice, either. You could lose your appetite, feel tired all the time, struggle to sleep, want to eat even more, lost your hair – the list goes on. The body responds to stress in different ways, and people deal with it in different ways.

 

However, you may want some new methods of relieving stress that you haven’t heard of before.     Here are some unusual ways of relieving stress that you might find interesting!

 

Meditate

Sitting around ‘doing nothing’ might seem strange when you feel stressed, but meditation is so much more than that. If you haven’t tried it yet, download an app and see if you can carve 10 minutes out of your day to do it. You’ll relieve stress in general, feel happier, and have more clarity to deal with the issues on your plate. Meditation is one of the best possible ways to deal with a variety of issues. Try meditation before you try medication!

 

Wear Aromatherapy Jewelry

Essential oils and aromatherapy are an effective way to feel better. You can use a diffuser in your home to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, but what about when you’re not at home? Enter: aromatherapy jewelry. You can now wear your aromatherapy on your wrist or around your neck so that you can enjoy the benefits of your favorite oils wherever you go.

 

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Spend Time With Animals

Spending time with animals is a great way to feel better. If you have your own pet, that’s great; spend some time petting them and playing with them and you should find your life feels brighter pretty soon. However, you don’t even have to have your own pets. You can learn more about emotional support animals and get an idea of what they do for people.

 

Use A Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp

Having a pink Himalayan salt lamp in every room might seem excessive, but it’s a great way to give each room a relaxing glow and relieve stress thanks to the benefits of the lamp. The lamp creates a healthier atmosphere wherever it is placed, and lifts moods almost instantly.

 

Scream Into A Pillow

Maybe what you really need to do is let all of the stress out. Grab a pillow and scream as much as you like into it (so you don’t alert the neighbors). Punch it and kick it a bit too – go for it! If you don’t want to do it at home, you could always find a nice secluded spot and scream there instead.

 

Break Some Plates

There are places you can actually visit now to throw plates. Imagine how good that will feel when you’re stressed out! Throw as many as you like and get all of that stress out before you leave.

 

What do you think of these unusual ways to relieve stress? Are there any that jump out at you that you want to immediately try? Leave your thoughts below!

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How To Recover From An Accident At Home

How To Recover From An Accident At Home

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If you’ve found yourself to be in a serious accident, this is always a scary time in your life where you reflect on all the things that are most important to you. Regardless of what actually happened – you’ve been hurt, and that not only takes its toll on your body physically, but mentally too. Going through a difficult experience can be hard on the mind. You may find that your outlook on things have changed, or you’re finding it tough to deal with exactly what has happened, and how your life may have changed, whether it be for a few weeks, months, or even permanently. With this, you may start to fall down a slippery slope and end up depressed, not knowing how to climb back out again.

 

This is why it’s so important that you take the time to recover properly once you’re home.

 

Here’s what you need to do.

 

Ask for help

There is nothing wrong with asking for some help – it doesn’t make you any less of a person. Understandably you may not be able to do certain things by yourself right now, let alone try vacuuming the home. So don’t be afraid to call a friend or family member to help you out. This might be things like cleaning, washing clothes, or even doing your grocery shopping for you until you feel ready to venture out of the house yourself. Doing this will also provide you with a bit of company, and that is always important.

 

Install the aid   

No matter what your injury may be, you may realise that you can’t do things that you once could, whether that means walk up and down your stairs, or find a comfortable position when sitting down. Your sofa might not be the best thing for your body right now because it doesn’t give you the necessary support it needs. If this is the case, you will want to look at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare and see what products are available that will make things a lot easier for you around the home until you get better.

 

Speak to someone

You might be feeling as though you’re alone, or you’ve lost the purpose you once had because things have changed. If you’re low within yourself then it’s important that you reach out and talk to someone. It may be the last thing that you feel like doing, but you need to keep your mental health just as looked after as your physical. Make an appointment with your doctor and tell them how you’re feeling. They will be able to advise you on the best thing for you, like having weekly therapy to teach you new techniques for dealing with how you feel.

 

Now you have a few ideas, make sure you bear them in mind. You should also try and get out of the house when you feel up to it because being stuck within four walls is never good if you already feel rather down.

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Ways to Enhance Your Concentration

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Ways to Enhance Your Concentration

 

You have a deadline and you really need to work, but the busy Sydney streets are screaming at you from outside your window, you can’t get that scene from your favorite TV show out of your head and then, just when you clear your mind and finally focus on your assignment, somebody comes in with a question. There goes your concentration, leaving you frustrated and in panic. But, is there a way to enhance your concentration? Yes, there is. Here are some ways to do it.

Be rested

If you don’t get enough sleep, or if your sleep isn’t calming and restful, your thoughts can become scattered and focusing on anything might prove to be next to impossible. Establish a quality sleeping routine, which will include going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, sleeping on a comfortable bed and in a place that you find relaxing. If you don’t sleep enough during the night, try having at least a short nap during the day, in order to energize and concentrate more easily.

Eat well

Never skip meals, especially breakfast, since hunger can be your concentration’s greatest enemy. Your meals should be a healthy balance between proteins and carbohydrates, loaded with nutrients. Your body needs vitamins and minerals to maximize brain function, as well as water to remain hydrated, since dehydration can lower your concentration. However, overeating can cause discomfort and drowsiness, so avoid eating too much.

Take breaks

Trying to stay focused on one thing for a long time can be tiring and can even make you nervous. After a while, your brain’s processing abilities will decline, and your concentration along with it. Therefore, make a schedule for each task or each working day, one which will include several breaks. Taking an hourly short break can help you get your focus back and make you feel refreshed and alert. Use these breaks to have a healthy snack, take a nap or phone your friend for a quick chat.

Listen to music

Other than making you feel relaxed and boosting your mood, music can also improve your concentration. Certain types of music affect the parts of the brain related to paying attention and memory update, while others calm you down and help with anxiety. Find the music that makes you productive and helps you concentrate, invest in the best noise-cancelling headphones Sydney can offer and get back to work.

Exercise your body and mind

Physical exercise can get you into shape and improve your overall health, including your mind. If you’re unhealthy and physically inactive, you mood worsens and you feel worn down, which can make it very hard to focus. A daily workout can help you concentrate since it improves your circulation, and blood flow to the brain. It can be something as simple as a walk on the beach or a bicycle ride to and from work. And if physical exercise isn’t enough, you can also exercise your mind. Read a good book, do some crossword puzzles or Sudoku, or have a stimulating conversation during your lunch break to improve memory and concentration.

Remove distractions

Sometimes the loss of concentration is caused by outside factors, such as noise from the traffic outside or your colleagues’ squeaky voice and laughter. If you have your own office, closing the window or the door might be all it takes to regain your peace and quiet and avoid distractions. If not, try isolating yourself in another way, like using earplugs. Log out of your social networks accounts and turn your phone to silent mode if possible. However, if you need your phone and the social networks for work, you need to learn to ignore these specific distractions, disregard them and stay focused on your task.

Avoid multitasking

Jumping to a new project without finishing the previous one can be confusing and lead your brain to think it’s OK to switch focus from one topic to another, which in return can lower your concentration. If you start doing several things at the same time, you’ll be giving each of those things only partial attention, which can cause you to achieve less and make mistakes you wouldn’t make if you were completely focused on a single task. In order to improve your concentration, stick to a task until you finish it, and then make a short mental break before starting the next one.

Although it takes effort and time to concentrate properly, it’s not an impossible task. All it sometimes takes is to challenge your brain to stay focused on a single task for just a bit longer than the previous time. So, do what you can to stay healthy and sharp and your problem might just disappear.

 

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Tips To Help You Fully Unwind On Your Summer Vacation

Tips To Help You Fully Unwind On Your Summer Vacation

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Summer is on the way, and that means only one thing for many of us: the annual Summer vacation. Finally, you will have the time to unwind and de-stress, improving your mood as you get away from all those things that put pressure on you in your day-to-day life. That’s the theory, anyway. To be honest, vacation time can be stressful in itself. From lost passports to missed flights, your relaxation time can be hindered in a multitude of ways. Still, we are here to help. Here are some useful tips to help you fully unwind on your summer vacation.

 

  1. Choose the right destination

 

You need to pick a place that won’t trigger your stressors while you’re away. You might want to avoid the crowds, for example, so don’t go to those places that attract multitudes of tourists. If you have a fear of heights, don’t think about scaling the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Find somewhere that will enhance your relaxation time, such as the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort with its fabulous scenic views, or a beach holiday in a remote destination away from the throngs of other holidaymakers.

 

  1. Don’t overdo your plans

 

Some planning is always useful, especially if you want to make the most of the area you are visiting (and you don’t want to forget anything vital). But allow time for your free spirit, as well, doing things at the spur of the moment instead of adhering to a packed schedule, and enjoying the moment rather than worrying about the next thing on your itinerary.

 

  1. Go with the flow

 

You’re on vacation – things will go wrong! You may choose the wrong thing from the menu, or you may get lost if you travel off the beaten track. Provided you aren’t putting your life in mortal danger, laugh off these mishaps and add them to your memory bank for your holiday stories back home. Life isn’t perfect, so don’t sweat the small stuff.

 

  1. Don’t always throw caution to the wind

 

We may seem as if we are contradicting ourselves here, but that isn’t our intention. Yes, there are times when you should go with the flow, but without a few precautions here and there, you are going to make life harder for yourself. So, don’t head out into the sun without a hat and lotion, don’t stay out late at night if you are unfamiliar with the town you are staying in, and don’t eat anything off the menu if you know your fragile tum can’t take it. Have fun by all means, but be wise as well.

 

  1. Turn yourself off from the outside world

 

To truly unwind, free yourself from anything that will remind you of your life outside of the holiday. You need to centre on the moment, and enjoy the time you have away from work and those other pressures that burden you. So, don’t be tempted to look at work emails, avoid social media for a while, switch your phone off, and appreciate the beauty around you. You will be returning to the world outside of your holiday soon enough, so don’t waste your time and energy by thinking about it when you’re away.

 

Finally

 

Whatever you’re doing this summer, whether you are on vacation or staying at home, we hope you find time to unwind and gain some peace in your life. Take care, and if you are going away, bon voyage!

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