Sunday, 20 September 2015

Taking a romantic break away from normal life

Taking a romantic break away from normal life is really important, whether you need to take a breather for yourself or are part of a couple who like most have a lot of things going on in your lives. When you decide to
take a break away with your partner, you both have the opportunity to feel closer together, renew intimacy, reduce stress, and so much more. Plus, if you have kids, you can return to them feeling like brand new people, refreshed and renewed, ready to take on the stresses of parenthood! Here's a mini to do list for planning a fantastic break away from normal life, whether you're going abroad, a staycation or staying at your local pub! 

Find A Reliable Sitter - First of all, make sure you find a reliable sitter so you don’t have to worry about your pets or kids. It could be a good idea to put your pets into reputable kennels so that they are well looked after, and your friend/family member doesn’t have to worry about too much while you’re gone.

Don’t Set Your Expectations Too High - Setting your expectations too high, for instance ‘everything must be perfect’ always sets you up for disappointment. This doesn’t mean you’re not going to have a great time, it just means that becoming too attached to outcomes is dangerous, and in the event that you don’t feel absolutely euphoric throughout your entire break, you might wonder what you’re doing wrong. Learn to let go, enjoy the present, and just be in the moment. Those things will go a very long way. It's such a great learning opportunity to live more spontaneously. You might take a little of that outlook back to every day life with you.

 Do A Little Research In Advance - Try not to create and adhere to a full plan - that might put a lot of pressure on you both for your trip, could make you more stressed and stop you from having a wonderful time! Instead, do a little research so you know you’re stopping somewhere great, and have a rough idea of what you’d like to do and where you should eat. Don’t set anything in stone, and make sure you have plenty of time just to explore and enjoy one another’s company. For example, if you’re visiting Manchester, looking at places like Mapartments.co.uk will give you an idea of good places to stay, and they have resources that can help you to figure out what attractions lie around you and the best things to do. If your love is a football fan, you could perhaps visit Old Trafford - or maybe you’d both like a day out shopping at the Trafford centre. 

Leave Work And Other Stresses At Home - Try not to bring work and other stress on your trip. Avoid looking at your phone, emails, and using technology as much as you can. It’ll only stress you out. By all means call your kids to ensure they are ok and not missing you too much, but don’t let the things that bother you at home bother you on your break. Practise staying in the present moment, embrace how great it is to spend some time together! Where will your romantic break away take you? Leave any thoughts and ideas of your own below!

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