How Making Time for a Healthier You Can Be A Regular Occurence


What’s Your Favorite Getaway & When Are You Leaving?

I love to ask my friends this question. They will go on at length about skiing, snorkeling, sailing, secluded beaches and hidden towns. But then when I asked them how often do they take off and make that getaway happen, the answers are usually different.

Many come up with a whole list of work related things that can’t be put off, or family issues that need to be solved. Some just admit they really could, but have just not pulled the trip together.

Of course there will always be things to get in the way of great getaway trips, but postponing them forever is often a mistake. Tension builds, lost sleep usually just gets worse, and appetites either shrink or balloon when we are desperately in need of a getaway.

If you see all the signs that you or your family really need a getaway, do what you have to and figure out how to get away. It could be just for a few days, a week, or even more. Lifehack jumps in with suggestions on how to make a getaway happen in spite of budgets and time limitations.

Be Spontaneous in Your Choices

Stay open to new places. Or find fun things to do in the area where you are. Sometimes driving just an hour outside of town for a change in scenery is enough to do the trick. You might find an unnoticed getaway nearby. Simply concentrating on finding new experiences, rather than the ones of your dreams, leaves the door open for a lot of fun trips.

Making the Time

One of the hardest parts can be finding the time. Maybe you only can take a weekend trip. Do it anyway. It may seem hard to justify driving or flying somewhere new when you have to return so soon. But even a short change of pace can make a difference. Small changes in work environment can help avoid burnout.

Getting a Cheap Flight

The best thing is to do your own research and weigh your options. When searching for flights, always use a date range search rather than specifics whenever possible. Some airlines show you a range by default. Often times you'll find cheaper flights in the evening on weekdays, or simply by looking for an airfare on Tuesday afternoon. When you do pull together that getaway be sure to take some before and after pictures. Those frowns and smiles will be good reminders for future getaways.

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