Not all vacations necessarily have to be relaxing, rejuvenating or about simply doing nothing. A lot of holidays can also be about planning to cover the destinations listed in the itinerary, running from one place to another, and exploring different cuisines and culture. When on a certain kind of vacation, there is always a tight time-frame and too much local food to over-indulge in. You never get to wake up late as there is always so much to do and see. And no one wants to waste their days in a new land doing nothing or sleeping through the duration of their vacation.
And when it comes to a beach holiday, one needs a vacation from a vacation. Skin burn, too much exposure to salt water or just dehydration of the skin and soul can gradually take a toll on one’s body. Taking long walks, drinking till the wee hours of the day and waking up early every day can take a tremendous toll on your body. By the time we return home, we are rundown, groggy, sleep-deprived. Fatigued, going back to your daily routine from the next day onwards is a terrible idea.
Hence, one should always keep a couple of days or three to unwind from the vacation. If you’ve gone to the beaches in the south of the country, go to the best hotels in Kerala like The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal after the holiday and chill for a while. Sleep the extended vacation off and then return to your life.
We have brought together a list of things that can benefit everyone who is trying to take a vacation from their vacations, especially if it is after a week in the beach paradise of Kerala!
This is probably the best advice anyone can give you post a beach holiday. The best thing to do then is to relieve your sunburned skin by staying out of the sun for some days. If the skin is exposed to more sunlight, it can go through more damage and harm. Even when you do decide to go out, limit your hours in the sun for a couple of days and apply lots of sunscreen.
Weeks of shifting from one room to the other and sleeping late and waking up early can end now. Usually by the time we reach home, we are already too tired to do anything. Hence, it is best to take a day or two to catch up on our sleep. Plan your return trip in such a way that you have enough time to gather your energy for what lies ahead. Otherwise, you end up being tired and irritable and that’s not a good end to a beautiful vacation.
So much overeating in the vacation and indulgence of everything that swims and crawls can now get heavy on the stomach once you’re back in familiar settings. Hence, one must move away from the best restaurants in Kochi and stick to fibres and light food. It is time for cucumbers and healthy food to stabilise your systems. A healthy Mediterranean diet, the kind you find in five-star hotels like The Lalit, is perfect and clean enough to help your body flush out the toxins.
This is a very crucial step. You must take a day’s break before you begin work. So, if you begin work on a Monday, always return on a Saturday. This gives you ample time to prepare yourself to return to the office. It will give you time to unpack and do the laundry, and get a good night’s sleep as well.
The week post your vacation should be light and stress-free. Don’t keep everything for that week as it might cause anxiety and panic, and you won’t have enough time to pack before it either. It is best to keep it relatively breezy and resume work in full speed after that week is over. This will allow your mind to get back in the groove without stressing it out too much.