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You have finally booked that longed-for holiday or trip and are now counting down until departure date. It is an exciting time but if you aren’t physically and mentally prepared then you may find that you don’t enjoy the trip as much as you thought you would.
The first thing to remember is there is a difference between taking a holiday (vacation) and travelling. A holiday is usually a time to take a break from life and just relax and restore your body and mind. Days are usually filled with reading, sleeping and just taking things easy.
Travelling is the opposite!
Living in Australia, travelling to the other side of the world to experience new cultures and adventures can take its toll. It takes 26 hours to get to Europe for example so just getting there can mean you are tired before your adventure even really begins.
Last year, my husband and I had a five week holiday to Spain/Italy. It was wonderful but because of limited time and the distance we had travelled we tried to see as much as possible. We came home feeling quite tired and it took some time to get back on track and find our mojo.
There are steps you can take to ensure that your travels will be enjoyable and create happy memories.
I’m quite fit and active however, I was surprised that even I felt the rigours of travelling in my last trip. Sightseeing, long days, sleeping in different beds and walking over cobblestones or uneven ground can take their toll. Try to include a rest day when you arrive. This will give your body time to adjust to jet lag.
As soon as you book your travel:
Whether you are travelling independently or with a tour there is always the expectation of seeing as much as you can each day.
After enjoying a wonderful experience it is quite natural to come home with the ‘holiday blues’. Coming back to reality can affect our mood, especially if we are also feeling tired. Getting back to normal doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Many thanks to Sue for guest posting today on my blog. Sue is one of the fittest ladies I know and inspires me to get fitter every day with her uplifting blogs.
Sue Loncaric is an over 50 lifestyle blogger, lifestyle coach and the founder of Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond. Her mission is to encourage and inspire women Over 50 to live a fit, fabulous, healthier and happier lifestyle by guiding them to realise their full potential.
This post is part of the Lovin’ Life Linky with a Lovin’ Life Team of the “ageing positively” kind who are as keen as I am to promote the Lovin’ Life mindset.
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Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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