Today is my last day in the warm weather that Florida has to offer before I get hauled back to freezing cold temperatures to continue my daily routine. To say the least, I am not looking forward to it. I have learned some great tips to have an awesome vacation and I wanted to share them with you.
Tip #1- Music
If I go on vacation there is one thing that I cannot live without and that is music. I love listening to some of my favorite songs while looking out the window pretending like I’m in a music video. Does anyone else do that or is it just me? Anyways, go download some of your favorite songs and always have a pair of headphones with you at all times. Some of my favorites are:
Ocean eyes- Billie Eilish
Malibu- Miley Cyrus
Theee white horses- Andrew Bird
To build a home- The Cinematic Orchestra
Anything Ed Sheeran
Tip #2- Camera
This one is not as obvious as it seems. Yes, you should always have your phone to take pictures with. However, I suggest you bring another camera other than just your phone. Often, I will take my Polaroid camera because I am able to get awesome pictures that I don’t normally get to take on my phone. Having a polaroid picture or just a different form of a camera can make looking for beautiful things to take pictures of more interesting rather than just pointing your phone and shooting.
Tip #3- Relax and Reflect
Duh, you’re supposed to relax on vacation that’s why you take one anyways. But I suggest taking deliberate time out of your day to maybe walk by yourself or go sit by the ocean and have time to think. Vacations are so nice because they make all of your problems seem so small. So, take time by yourself to reflect on what you are doing with your life or how you can become a better person. Take time for yourself to be able to think and process. Sometimes people can get so wrapped up in the daily spinning circle of your life that you are not able to just sit and think. Use vacation time to do this.
Tip #4- Wake Up Early
Yes, I said that, wake up early. You will be able to see things that all the people in bed won’t be able to. You will also have longer hours in the day which makes your day longer and who doesn’t want to have a longer day during vacation? Personally, I would pull an all nighter just to see the sun rise.
Tip #5- Connect With God
Vacations let you take a break from normal but sooner or later, you will be there again. Take vacation times to see the beauty and glory in Gods nature. Try taking time to read your bible and figuring out how you are going to do better at living and loving those around you.
Enjoy your vacation and seeing all the world has to offer, big or small. Have a great week:)
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