3 Tips To DeStress While On Vacation

There’s nothing worse than going on vacation and constantly worrying about all of the things you should have gotten done before you left. Or worry about how much work you’ll come home to…

3 Tips To DeStress While On Vacation by NYC blogger Dana of Pink Champagne Problems

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When it comes to being on vacation, it’s usually pretty hard for me to shut down 100%. Now that I’ve really started to incorporate travel as a main focus of Pink Champagne Problems, a lot of my recent travels have been for “work” purposes. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE partnering with hotels, restaurants, etc. when I travel, but it is definitely considered more of the time consuming content I create.

Since I balance two jobs, time is ridiculously precious to me. Now, when I travel, I have some tips to destress in place in order to make sure I’m still getting the relaxing vacation experience!

Be less social…

My phone is always in my hand. And I’m being very serious about that. I know how bad of a habit it is, so that’s why when I’m on vacation, I try to stay off social media as much as possible. Then again, social media is a huge part of my job…especially when I’m traveling for work. If this is the case, I limit myself to the mindless scrolling I do to the nighttime and try not to be on social media throughout the day. My only exception is when I have schedule posts that need to go out (i.e. Instagram). Other than that, I really don’t pay attention to social media. Oh and guess what? THE WORLD DOESN’T END!!!

Be in the moment…

Yes, my last trip was a “work trip”. And yes, my next trip (this weekend) is another work trip. But I’ve found on of the biggest tips to de-stress is to be in the moment when you’re on vacation…no matter what you’re doing! So if Matt and I are taking some photos, I make sure to REALLY take in my surroundings and enjoy the time we’re spending together. Matt and I have a lot of fun while we’re shooting, and I really appreciate his willingness to learn camera settings, lighting, angles, what types of photos I like and dislike, etc.

For example, while we were in Salem, we had dinner reservations at a seafood place, Finz, for like 8PM. I knew I wanted to get some photos in before dinner at this cute lighthouse on the water. So Matt and I went almost an hour earlier to get decent lighting (possibly a sunset shoot, but it ended up being way too hot). Matt didn’t complain once and really worked on getting good shots for me! I was actually the one complaining about the heat and not being able to do a sunset shoot. I definitely don’t take that for granted…especially when we’re on vacation.

Be more in the moment and you’re guaranteed to create some great vacation memories. This one is real important.

Be grateful…

Seriously. If you’re lucky enough to be on a vacation (whether it’s through work or not), be GRATEFUL that you get to have these experiences. It’s OKAY to remind yourself that you DESERVE to be on vacation. You DESERVE to unplug. We shouldn’t feel guilty about this, am I right?! I mean I always think about how lucky I am to have PAID vacation days. If you’re in the corporate world, you most likely have these benefits. As in…your company LITERALLY pays you to go on vacation. I feel even luckier that I get to use those benefits from my corporate job to enhance what I’m trying to do as a travel blogger.

Simple things like this are my biggest tips to de-stress while I’m on vacation. Some other easy tips to de-stress while on vacation are: Get a page-turning book, engage in a quick 10-minute meditation, and set some ground rules for yourself (i.e. not answering emails, not constantly scrolling through a feed, etc.).

What are some of YOUR big tips to destress (especially on vacation!)? I’d LOVE for you to share them below!


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