Cocktails – Mixing up a favourite holiday cocktail will spark those memories of balmy holiday nights past and give that drink an extra twist by adding a cocktail umbrella and cherries. Sounds cheesy but its sure to give you that holiday feeling.
Duvet day – Having a lay-in is one of those guilty pleasures we get to indulge in on a break away. Grab a travel mag and spend some ‘you’ time exploring the world from the comfort of your own bed.
Sunshine Top-up – You might feel like hibernating the whole winter away, but we do get some crisp, sunny days too. So when you notice the sun peaking out from the clouds, get out there for a walk and catch those rays!
Photos – Check out your trip photo albums. Reminding yourself of the happy times you have had on trips can not only give you a boost, it motivates you to get out there and make some new memories on that next special trip!
Holiday decor – If you are anything like me you have a stash of trip souvenirs that you just cannot bring yourself to part with and my latest idea is to buy myself a deep picture frame and to create a collage of the pieces I have mixed with some holiday snaps. Its a great way to remember a special break. If this is not for you, why not print out a favourite scenic photo on canvas as a wall decoration.
Movie Escape – There are so many inspiring movies for travel-lovers out there. So settle in with some nibbles and see where the movie takes you. (For some awesome travel movies choices, see Top 10….movies to awaken the faraway bug inside you).
Colour boost – Its a well-known fact that we are attracted to bright colours. Picking out a vibrant outfit for the day or wearing a strong lippie will lift your mood and give you that holiday feeling all day long. Give it a try!
Sound of the Summer – Music is a huge influencer for mood. So search through that music collection for some Summer favourites to play. Some of mine include: No Doubt – Underneath it all Mansard Roof – Vampire Weekend California Gurls – Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams I gotta feeling – Black Eyed Peas Groovejet – Spiller Sandstorm – Darude Porcelain – Moby
Tropical bath – Investing a bit of time for pampering yourself is something we often only do on a holiday nowadays. Some tropical smelling goodies won’t set you back much and the payback for spending that extra hour or two with some coconut bath bubbles and a page-turner is a more relaxed and sweet-smelling you.
Holiday Time! – When the travel bug inside you just won’t go away there is only one thing for it. Booking a trip is my number 1 tip for bashing away those Winter blues. If even if it is months ahead, having something to look forward as a massive mood-lifter for me. So book that dream trip in and count down the weeks til you get there!