Mental health maintenance can be tough, there’s no other way around it. You might be thinking, “I’m on vacation, my mental health is fine!” But just because a vacation can be a welcome distraction does not mean there aren’t ways to prepare and improve yourself and your mental health to ensure your vacation at one of our Newport Beach beachfront rentals is truly maximized!
Now, you don’t have to be one of those people that plans out every second of every day while you are on vacation. If you are one of those people, that’s great too! No matter where you land on the belief of planning out your vacation days, a little pre-planning isn’t going to hurt. Even if it’s as simple as getting a few ideas in your head about where to eat, shop, or have a beach day, you’d be surprised at the wonders just a little pre-planning can do for your mental health in those moments of stress. Now, with that being said, our next tip is…
Yes! Really! It’s okay! This is not to say your vacation will be a total disaster if it does not all go according to your pre-planning ideas, however it is inevitable that something is not going to go perfectly, or the timing will have to be moved around, etc. Instead of dwelling on it and letting yourself get upset, remember the most important thing: you are still on vacation! Allow yourself to enjoy it thoroughly rather than getting upset over the little things, like being 20 minutes late for dinner.
For some people, taking time to relax on vacation might seem like a waste of time and money. However, at our vacation rentals in Newport Beach, spending a few hours relaxing over the course of your vacation can be heavenly. Don’t let yourself get too burnt out on your vacation to the point that you are not enjoying everything to its full potential. Spending time outside sipping your morning coffee, or spending a day at the beach with no true “agenda” planned for the day other than to listen to the waves, can be just what you need to keep your mental health at its peak for your vacay.
Whether it’s your favorite book, movie, or even just a playlist on your phone full of your favorite songs, be sure to bring something familiar that you love with you on your trip to Newport to keep your mental health strong. Just think, is there anything better than being in a new, beautiful place, while still having the comfort of reading your favorite author or hearing your favorite artist?
While this is not only something you should do on vacation, it can be easy to forget to hydrate when you are doing so many new things on vacation. An easy way to avoid getting dehydrated is to always keep a water bottle with you, in your bag, or in your car (if you have one!) if you need it. Any time you go out to a restaurant after a long day of traveling, be sure to get a water to drink along with whatever beverage you are drawn to. This ensures that you are not losing out on that hydration, and keeps your mental health in a stronger state.
Nobody likes the hangry friend, sibling, or parent, when you’re on vacation. Not only can it bring down everyone around you, but if you are the hangry friend, sibling, or parent, it can bring you down too. This can cause a serious strain on your mental health, even if only temporarily, but do you really want to waste part of your vacation for something so easily unavoidable? Try bringing snacks in your purse, bag, pockets, or car that can keep in the heat – no melty candy! Things like nuts, granola bars, and crackers are great, healthy snacks that can keep you and your crew from getting those hangry blues.
Remember, above all else, now is the time to enjoy your vacation! Practicing these mental health tips while traveling is a great way to ensure you are getting the most out of your vacation. If you’d like to see any future tips and recommendations from us in the future, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions and seasonal updates for our vacation rentals in Newport Beach, CA, follow us on Instagram!
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