Tips for a relaxing holiday, whether you’re staying at a guesthouse or a hotel in Harare

There’s nothing worse than a holiday that fails to relax you and leaves you feeling more tired than you were before you left. Thankfully,this can be prevented by following a few tips that are as easy to implement whether you’re staying in a guesthouse or a hotel in Harare

  1. Exercise

Where possible, include physical activities in your holiday itinerary. While you don’t have to take on an extreme sport, light activity will help you relax, acclimatise and adjust to the new time zone.

Lake Chivero National Park, Cleveland Dam Recreational Park and Harare’s Botanical Gardens are allscenic spots where you can get moving while taking in the natural beauty around you.

  1. Stretch

Studies have found yoga with its guided movements and stretching an ideal way to reap the physical and mental rewards of exercise.

Choosing an entry-level yoga class in Harare is a great way to lower your heart rate and blood pressure and meet new people in a calming environment.

Yoga is very effective for managing stress and anxiety and leaves you completely relaxed and ready to take on the world.

  1. Meditate

You don’t have to be religious to learn how to mediate. It’s a practice which, once learnt, can help you unwind long after your holiday is over, and you’ve returned to the grind.

Seek out a meditation or mindfulness class and learn to stop negative thought patterns and channel positive ones. It also helps you improve your breathing, which will improve your overall health.

  1. Laugh

There are few things more relaxing than a good old-fashioned belly laugh. Integrating laughter into your next vacation is as easy as finding the nearest local comedy club. You’ll enjoy an evening of relaxation and laughter, as well as great food and drinks.

  1. Sleep

While you might be tempted to squeeze as much as you can into your holiday by staying up late and getting up early, this will only leave you tired and unable to appreciate what you’re doing and seeing.
Make a decent night’s rest a priority so you can fully enjoy every moment of your Harare holiday.