Now the weather is improving there are far more choices about how to spend your time away from the office. If you have an opportunity to nip off early on a Friday for a weekend of fun, there are plenty of options. You might prefer a city break over a camping trip in the woods. Or maybe it’s time to book in for that luxury spa you’ve been desperate for? Wherever you’re going, there will always be plenty of fun to do along the way.
The secret of a successful weekend away is making the most of every second you’re not at work! Start with that moment you log off the system, grab your jacket and handbag, and race out of the door. Why not stop off at the deli or the takeaway and buy yourself some dinner? The weekend can start right now, so hang up your oven mitts and treat yourself to a hassle-free few days.
The journey should be as important as the destination. It doesn’t have the be the unpleasant bit that’s stuck on at the beginning and end of your vacation. Getting there should be one of the most pleasurable parts of your break. So leave the car keys at home and let someone else do the driving. You might book a limousine to take you to the airport. Or why not try taking a bus? There are so many different ways to get where you’re going, and none of them require you having to do the driving. So sit back, and watch the world whizz by out the window.
Don’t forget to pack everything you might need while you’re away. Some people decide they want to log off and switch off from all connections while they’re away. It stops all the interruptions and prevents you having to deal with any work emails too. But others like to be connected. It’s fun to vlog or post videos and messages about how your trip is going. You might live stream to YouTube so everyone can get a feel for the places you visit. If you want to stay connected, pack an extra battery pack or two. You might want to catch up on your reading too, so don’t forget your eReader.
One of the best parts about being away is that carefree attitude that comes with it. You can stay up late because there is no work to worry about. You might have a wild night out at a club if you’re on a city break. Make sure you have a truly great outfit to wear. And it is possible to pack light when it comes to cosmetics and hair styling products. Bring travel sized products and you should be able to fit everything, including the shoes, in your case.
It’s important to make your mini break memorable. After all, we don’t get to do this every weekend. So fill every second with lots of fun things to do, and enjoy! After all, it’s not over until you’re back at your desk on Monday morning. Have fun.