There’s not much you can do in terms of planning holidays right now as the world is so uncertain. Going abroad is difficult as borders are closing without much notice and quarantine rules are changing all the time. However, we do have to adapt to a new normal, and with such a stressful time, it’s important to plan holidays and get some rest. Remember that just because you’re away from home, it doesn’t mean you’re away from COVID. Wherever you are, you’ll still need to social distance and to wear a mask, so what can you plan and look forward to in this COVID-19 world we are now living in?
Plan An Adventure
If activities are your thing (or even if they’re not), then an adventure holiday could be the perfect holiday for you or something new and different to try. This means getting outdoors, learning how to sail, rock climbing, hiking up a mountain, cycling or even doing a different activity each day. You could go camping out in the wilderness or at a campsite, and you’ll be able to keep your distance from people, and if you’re in the countryside, you’ll still find plenty of opportunities for activities. While some activities may be off the cards, there is still plenty you can do at a safe distance from others and out in the fresh air.
Taking a holiday just to relax is something that people very rarely do, but after this year, more people will probably do it. Whether its an organised mindfulness retreat where you will pay attention to your feelings and to the world around you and how it is affecting you or organising your own mindfulness holiday where you only need to look at self-catering holidays, choose somewhere rural and make a point to stay away from technology. Take books away with you and create a plan of mindful exercises each day. This could be a solo holiday or one that you take with just one or two people who want to do the same thing. A truly relaxing holiday will help you to deal with stress and take you away from the chaos of everyday life. You will also learn how to focus on yourself and reconnect to yourself without technology, continually distracting you.
If you want a relaxing holiday but don’t want to get bored, then a walking holiday could be perfect. You could walk at your own pace and go for as short or as long as you want each day, but exploring new areas and getting some fresh air every day will do you a world of good. Again this is something that you can do while keeping a safe distance from others and you can totally organise this kind of holiday yourself. All you need to do is to choose a place you’d like to go and research some good walks and do one each day.
Embrace the staycation! There must be loads of places in your own country you have never been to, so this is the time to do it. You don’t just have to hire a house either; you could still go camping or even get a canal boat for the week and enjoy being on the water.