People go on vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, and to reduce their stress levels. However, even on vacation, we still struggle to break some habits that keep us tense and unable to relax, which defeats the entire purpose of taking a holiday. Book a stay in our Harare B&B accommodation and use the following self-care tips to promote maximum relaxation, so that you get the most out of your vacation.
- Take A Phone Break
Taking a break from being glued to your phone is never a good thing. For all of its positive aspects, it’s keeping you tethered to the life you’re taking a break from. Deadlines, work emails, bills to pay and what your friends are getting up to shouldn’t be on your mind while you’re trying to relax. Use your smartphone for emergencies only – forget tweets or Facebook notifications, keep your email closed, and ignore your texts. Spend time doing what relaxes you like reading, sunbathing or spending time with your family.
- Cut Back On Caffeine
A cup of coffee is not just a warm beverage and has become a coping mechanism for people who are overworked, tired and stressed. Taking a vacation is meant to relax you, so drinking as much coffee as you do in your daily life is not a good idea and will keep you from resting at night. Swap it out for water, green tea and healthier alternatives like smoothies and juices to remain energised and calm.
- Go For A Walk
We spend most of our time cooped up in an office at work, in traffic on the way home, and in our homes running our households. On your vacation in a B&B, practice self-care by spending time outside. Some fresh air and sunshine will boost your mood and increase energy levels. Take a walk in nature every morning, go hiking or find a local picnic spot.
- Indulge In Some Spa Treatments
Some bed and breakfast accommodations provide spa treatments for their guests. Take advantage of it and book whatever you need to feel like yourself again – they typically offer facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.
- Prioritise Date Night
Life can get busy, so why not take the opportunity to have a romantic date night with your significant other? It’s easy to slip into a routine of eating hastily prepared meals or eating separately when there’s no time. Try to reconnect over a romantic dinner while you have the chance. Some B&Bs offer on-site childcare so you can relax, knowing your kids are safe.
Going on holiday is meant to relax you, so make sure that you allow yourself to relax! Put your smartphone down and spend time doing your favourite things. Read that book you’ve been meaning to, explore and have fun. You’ll thank yourself for it, and you’ll feel refreshed and energised when you return. Willow Lodge offers the perfect Harare bed and breakfast accommodation for people who need to take a break, so book a stay with us today.