We’ve all been there: Winter is coming to an end and we’re getting excited for spring, but it just seems like there’s so much to do. Between spring cleaning and wrapping everything up at work, it seems like spring break can’t come soon enough. If you feel busy to get pumped about your vacation, try some of these tips to get you motivated for your getaway.
1. Kick the crud by cooking up some elderberry syrup to fight your flu symptoms and whip your health into shape before your trip.
2. Write a message to send off in a bottle from the shore of your resort.
3. Start asking friends for recommendations for beach reads so that you can take your mind off of the hustle and bustle.
4. While you’re at it, grab a few gossip magazines to help you realize that your life is exciting enough, thank you very much.
5. Create a Pinterest board devoted to compiling photos of your destination to start planning your escape right now.
6. Set aside 10 minutes to meditate before you go to bed so that you can get a little taste of what it’s going to be like to get some time off.
8. While you’re at it, grab a beach bag and other accessories for your trip.
9. Add a little sparkle to your wardrobe by shopping for a couple of statement jewelry pieces that you can throw on with a breezy tunic for evening cocktails or a day of shopping.
10. Make a to-do list. Doing a brain dump of all the tasks that you still need to get done before you leave will help you feel more together and less overwhelmed. Now cross three things off of that list. You know that you’re not really going to need to get it all done, right? Prioritize. Breathe. Relax.
11. Read reviews of your destination. There’s nothing that can get you more excited than the exhilaration of people who just experienced the journey that you’re about to undertake.
12. Empty your camera. You don’t want to get ready to capture that gorgeous sunset only to find out that you’re out of storage.
13. Get moving. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel more inspired, and you’ll be more confident in your swimsuit.
14. Talk it up. You don’t want to bore your coworkers by bragging about the fabulous retreat that you’re about to visit, but sharing with friends can help get you enthused for your trip.
15. Daydream. Envision yourself sitting on the beach of a luxury resort without a care in the world.
When it comes down to it, you’re about to go on vacation. Plan to put down the laptop, pick up a good book and put your feet up for a few days.