Summer is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year and for good reasons. With kids being out of school and the weather superbly stunning, we are inspired to have an unforgettable fun time with our family and friends.
Then suddenly comes the pressure to do as much as we possibly can in that short span of time; travel, play, barbeques, parties etc. We tend to focus all our energy on putting together the perfect vacation and sadly end up not enjoying most of it.
A staggering study by SleepRate revealed that almost 35% of Americans find themselves stressed out during summer more than any other time of the year.
It’s a daunting challenge to enjoy a stress free summer but a few useful tips can make all the difference:
1. Be decisive
A lot of time is wasted on pursuit of random ideas which often results in frustration and dead ends. Carefully analyze your options taking in to account the kind of experience you are going for and the cost. Settle on the best and stick to it.
After setting on the activities you desire to undertake then get a pen and paper and scribble down all your plans. A checklist will avert any forgetfulness and possible confusion.
Get all the necessary items relevant to your chosen activities beforehand. Avoid the summer rush; last minute shopping can cause unnecessary stress.
4. Go easy on yourself
If you forget something or if a couple of plans don’t quite work out then don’t give in to a melt-down. Just take a breather, its part of the holiday fun anyway. Remember, there isn’t much adventure in perfection.
5. Appreciate everything
Sometimes we forget the gift that the holidays bring; friends and family. If we don’t let this fact slip our minds then we can easily keep away the stress and concentrate on enjoying the precious company of our loved ones.
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