When you’re on to a good thing, you want to keep it going, right? But how can we keep the holiday vibes going?
I posted before the summer and asked about what memories you wanted to create, and hopefully you’ve got a few good ones to keep you going.
But the back to work/school routine and shorter days could well be starting to feel a drudge by now.
Here are a few ideas on how to relive the feel-good summer vibes, if the sunny memories are starting to fade.
Switch up your routine.
Now we’re back in the old routine, you might need to inject a bit of novelty into your week to avoid things becoming same-y. Try and think about how different your day to day routine looks when your on holiday….leisurely breakfasts or relaxing mealtimes, getting outside for walks, exploring new places.
Think about how you can incorporate this – even if it’s just planning a leisurely weekend brunch or walk, if the weekdays are too hectic.
Become a local tourist.
Being restricted to our local areas during lockdown meant that we had to be a bit more creative about where we visit. Perhaps there are some local attractions or activities that you’ve always meant to explore. Or perhaps you’ve always fancied fruit or pumpkin picking? Check out what’s happening in your local area and get some things in the diary. Having fun things to look forward to can help when you’re having a dull week.
Dream on Dreamer.
If your feet are itching to stuck into some warm sand, rather than trek around your local park in the rain, you can spend some time daydreaming of distant shores. You might want to create a visualisation that you can use during meditation…you can imagine the palm trees rustling in the breeze as you’re swaying in a hammock, or feel the warm heat from the sun on your skin. And if you want to make it a reality, why not start a vision board and plan your ideal break…sometimes planning an adventure can be just as much fun as going.
Immerse your senses.
Recreate your favourite sounds, smells and flavours from your most memorable trips. Make up a playlist of your favourite holiday tunes. Buy a room fragrance or skincare scented with exotic florals or woody tones. Research your favourite dishes and get cooking (or drinking, cheers!).
Some really simple little ideas like these can help to inject a little joy into the everyday, and can really give you a boost when you’re feeling a bit dull.
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