The trouble with going on holiday in June, is you have to suffer everybody’s glorious, happy holiday pics, in July/August.
The best way to alleviate the envy is to take yourself off on what I call mini, mini breaks and enjoy the free time you do have. To be concise the mini, mini break is daft language for a few hours off. Do something extraordinary, explore and then explore some more. This mindset will endorse spontaneous action, not only for yourself, but also the family or friends that are accompanying you.
To get over the wish-I-was-on-holiday feeling, I recently went on a short trip to Brighton. I tend to go to Brighton, only once or twice a year, mainly because it is so flipping difficult and expensive to park. (Next time I will go on the bus.) However, Brighton is great for the quirky shops, pubs, galleries, restaurants and beach life. It has a hippy, soulful vibe and the shops and stalls are fascinating due to independent traders and their array of talents and well, being Brighton bonkers with the erratic fashions and dreadlocks. I found it a great place to spend time, wandering aimlessly, exploring the lanes, eating tapas in the Spanish restaurant and people watching.
The result, after recovering from the cost of parking fiasco, was super. Invigorating in fact. If you feel fed up it revives you to have a day by the sea. Or anywhere outdoors. Like having a holiday without packing. Also, the excitement does not dissipate (unlike long holidays). Wander around the shops, have a glass of red and soak up the atmosphere as I did. Or go for a walk in a local park, lounge by a lake or walk in your local woods. Have a coffee in your local high street and watch the world go by. But go outside, walk, explore and explore some more. It will enlighten your life because you will be enjoying experiences and new adventures rather than wasting money on material objects.
A city break, even for a day or two, can be very satisfying and makes you feel you have been away for a week or more. Doing something different lifts your mood, makes you happier and recharges your mind and body.
Here are the advantages of taking a mini, mini break…
- Endorses spontaneity
- Enables exploration
- Makes you happier
- Provides experiences (rather than material stuff)
- Recharges your mind and body
Overall, it is good for your health and well being. Where are you going for a mini, mini break? Tell all in the comments section.
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