A lot of people have holidays around this time of year. Holidays are a time to relax, to have fun and to do your favourite things. No wonder we are sad when they end!
We can keep the benefits of our holiday by:
Visualise a relaxing scene eg the beach. Try to recall every little detail: the colour of the ocean, the shoreline, the seagulls or dolphins. Then see if you can recall the sounds of the beach and the smell. This could be something you do every night before you sleep.
- Put the picture of your holiday up at your desk at work or on a screensaver.When you see this picture, take a moment to connect with the feeling of relaxation.
- Listen to sounds of your holidays.The sounds of the waves, seagulls, wind and rain are all available in apps, mp3 files and youtube. When you listen to these sounds, try to connect with that feeling of relaxation.
- Seashells and Pebbles. Touching little momentos of our holidays can be soothing. Some people keep these in their bag or pocket for when they need it.
- Trying to keep doing some of the activities we found relaxing. For example lie in a hammock, read a book, plan a time every week to spend time relaxing.