A recent You Gov poll found that only 31% off people get excited when packing for a holiday, and that, once they are there, 1 in 3 woman spend time every day worrying about their weight. I think this is just so sad, holidays should be exciting and enjoyable, with the fun starting the minute you start packing and begin a holiday countdown.
Europa Pharmacy are trying to change this negative approach to holidays, and have started a campaign called #holidayhype. This is all about putting the fun back into holidays from the minute you pull that suitcase from the top of the wardrobe, until the day you shut your hotel room door for the last time. And, as I will be jetting off myself next week, I thought I would share with you a few of the ways I get totally #holidayhyped myself.
- New Wardrobe
Going on holiday is the perfect reason to buy some new additions for your wardrobe. You don’t have to have a huge budget – last week I picked up a dress and a playsuit (pictured below) for less than £20 and have had amazing feedback from friends about both pieces. Try everything on in changing rooms and then imagine yourself wearing the stuff poolside with a cocktail in hand. If that doesn’t get you in the holiday mood, nothing will.
2. Plan the Packing and do it in stages
Part of the reason people seem to dread packing is that it takes so long and there is a danger something will be forgotten. So put some fun into it. Don’t do all your packing in one go, do it in stages and have a list that you tick off. Try on your outfits as you go along so that you know if all fits and you’re not packing things that won’t be worn. And maybe leave a little room for new things you might buy in resort, like straw bags, sunhats and sarongs.
Holiday pampering is a definite way of raising your excitement levels. A manicure and pedicure is a lovely way to get your glam on, whilst a massage could get your relaxed and set the holiday mood perfectly. We all want to look our best on holiday, but if you can’t afford this then maybe some new holiday make-up could work just as well.
4.Have a countdown
As the holiday gets closer, have a little holiday countdown. Do a countdown on the fridge, check the weather forecasts every day (especially if the weather is shocking here.) Rather than rushing around the day before you travel, try to make this a relaxing time – take a nice bath, have an early night if you are traveling early, maybe even start the holiday early with a takeaway tea. And then it’s time, so go on, relax and enjoy – it’s your holiday and you’ve worked hard for it.
How do you get excited for your holidays?