All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Recreation is a must to break free from the shackles of monotony for monotony can take a toll on not only your work life but also your health by boosting your stress level. A short trip or a little vacation every three months is a not an option but a must if one wants to have a peaceful and stable state of mind.
Before planning a trip, there are a lot of things that need to be planned. If you set off for hills, your attire and travelling gear will be different from what you need to carry if you intend ontaking a vacation to a location with the sea and beaches.
After your luggage and backpack is decided for, you must do some research about the place that you intend on visiting. A little googling does no harm. You get to know about the culture, the food and the destinations you will be spending your time at.
When you leave for the trip, ensure that you have the following essentials – a camera, because you can not miss capturing the breath taking beauty of the landscapes. Another essential is a first aid kit. Always carry a crepe bandage, a few band aids, a couple of aspirin and paracetamol in your kit. If you have a liking for reading, do carry a book with you. Nothing is as peaceful as reading a chapter from a good book in the lap of nature. A book is a man’s best friend through thick and thin. Before leaving for your trip, update you music list and make a play list. Your taste of music can vary from EDM to Pop to Chill Step depending on the trip you get on your trip.
Always remember, it is never the destination but the journey that matters. Avoid taking flights or trains. Take a road trip, especially if you set off for hills. You won’t know what serenity truly is until you travel through the meanders and gorges in a valley.
When you reach your destination, make sure you turn the phone on the silent mode. Also, lock up the chamber in your mind space that compels you to make calls related to work. Do not forget, it is a break to break free from the tyranny of monotonous schedule. Sleep a little early in order to take a long sleep through the first night and wake up early to enjoy the sunrise. Nature has a lot to offer. True introspection always takes place when you are amidst the aesthetic beauty of the landscape.
Go on long walks and talk to yourself. Feel the breeze in your hair and face. Eat different dishes and try different restaurants for each meal and always try something new on the menu. Nothing can be more knowledge seeking but travelling. Explore the places you researched for. Take a trek or a long walks to these locations. When you reach your destination, sit there and enjoy the vibe of the place. The purpose is to enjoy the beauty of the place. That’s what sheer value for money is.
Interacting with the localites of the place is always a good idea. You not only get acquainted with the culture of the place but also come back with the memories of few good friends. You never know who can touch your soul and leave a long lasting impression on your mind. Ditching your schedule once in a blue moon is no cheating at all. When the soul is rejuvinated and the mind is fresh post the trip, you go back to your office with a lot of vigor in you and definitely more enthusiasm and zeal. Follow these basic tips when you take a trip the next time and feel the change.