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Self-care is important to take, even when you go on vacation. Here are some ways to practice self-care while on vacation.
5 Travel Self-Care Tips
Throughout the years of my travels, I’ve learned not to just go, go all the time. In my younger days, I would pack in a ton of things to do, had a lot of fun, but came home exhausted. I’ve learned my lesson the hard (and fun) way of not cramming in a ton of activities while on vacation, and even ways to practice self-care. Yes, indulging in a little self-care while you on vacation is important to coming back home feeling refreshed and ready to jump back into your busy life. Even if your travel plans are business related, you can still find a way to squeeze in a little down time. I’m sharing a few ways I practice self-care when I travel.
Plan downtime. When I make my travel arrangements, I always schedule down time into my plans. When you’ve been on the road for hours, or jet-lagged, having time to unwind is crucial to you enjoying your vacation. It’s no fun when you have to go through your whole vacation, tired! When you put your itinerary together, find a way to put in a few hours of down time.
Rejuvenating activities. Another way to work in self-care while you’re traveling is to find or plan an activity that will recharge your body. This could be a massage, sitting in a hot tub for a few hours, going hiking, shopping, etc. On my last few trips, I’ve found spending time outdoors was good for my body and soul. I haven’t always been an outdoor person, but all of my summer plans this year had me out camping, kayaking, and spending time laying at the beach and hiking through a forest.
Take your vitamins. This is an important thing to do at home and while you travel. I’ve recently started using the Nature Made Dual Action Probiotic + Energy‡† B12 Gummies. I’m not a huge fan of hard-to-swallow vitamins with a bad taste, so the gummies have been the way to go. I like vitamin because it has b12 in it (which supports cellular energy production†), and it also has a great taste. This particular vitamin also contains 4 Billion probiotic cells or CFU* per serving that helps support digestive health. They also have a great, natural fruit flavored taste.
Which leads me to another important travel self-care item, eating healthy. While I’m traveling (and even at home), it’s important to get enough rest and eat good food that will help give you the energy needed throughout the day. Sometimes my travel plans include a lot of energetic activities which requires me to eat a hearty breakfast, take my vitamins, and drink lots of water. Stay away from eating a lot of fast food and junk food while traveling, since these types of foods will make you feel sluggish and tired.
Other self-care suggestions. I also like to wear comfortable clothing, take a neck pillow, and pack oils and smell goods to help me ease into, and enjoy my vacation. I will suggest having a vacation by yourself (without kids), is another way to indulge in self-care. When you have time to think for yourself without worrying about kids, or hearing them bicker, and running through amusement parks with them, it’s a beautiful thing.
I was able to find this product at my local Kroger store in the health section. Plus, there was a coupon attached to my bottle of Nature Made Dual Action Probiotic + Energy‡† B12 Gummies, which allowed me to save money.
It’s important to remember that no matter how short or long your vacation is, find ways to practice self-care. Some people may think you have to run, run, run your entire trip, but then go home feeling exhausted. The next time you plan a trip, take time to plan in a little self-care. You will be amazed at the difference a little travel self-care can make for your mind, body, and soul.
What are some ways you practice self-care while on vacation? Drop me a line below and let me know!