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Brookhaven Retreat Blog - For inspiration, growth & a fresh perspective.

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Broccolini Flounder Bake

The Reality of Sexual Assault

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

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How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

National Pomegranate Month

National Pomegranate Month

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Mental Health Wellness Week

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Addicted to Food

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

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Adele and the Reality of Growing Older

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

What Is Self Care?

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Helping One Another

Helping One Another

Mental Illness Awareness

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Unconditional Worth

Unconditional Worth

Empowering or Disheartening?

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Coping with Anger

Art in the News

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Alone Time

Chicken with Artichoke-Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

The Arms of Irony

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

The Necessity of Silence

The Necessity of Silence

Recovery

Recovery

Service with Style

Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Portobellos and Mint-Cilantro Mojo

Family Illness And The Dog

The Social Media Phenomenon

Top 10 Vegetarian Proteins

Know Who You Are

The Body and Soul - 5 Ways to Relax

Dr. Wayne Dyer Lives On

Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula

Music—It’s More Than Noise

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Vacationing With Less Stress And More Fun

Saturday, 12 July 2014 00:00  by Emily S.

Vacations can be more stressful than actually working. The stress of figuring out small details such as activities, transportation and food can cause more anxiety than a normal day at work. Following these simple tips can help you reap the benefits of a true vacation feeling energized and less stressed.

  1. Plan ahead of time. Planning a vacation, especially to a new destination, is more than just booking a hotel and a flight. To lessen anxiety and stress associated with being in a new place, research the best restaurants, activities and the general cost ahead of time. That way there are no surprises or disappointments.
  2. Travel away from home. Stay-home vacations can be relaxing, but the majority of people report greater satisfaction from vacationing away from home.
  3. Join a tour. New places can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t used to the culture. Tourist traps and long lines can overwhelm vacationers. Hiring a tour guide or joining a group tour can take you off the beaten path to unique spots loved by locals, and are far less busy. Tours can help you become familiar with the culture safely and reduce anxiety and stress.
  4. Take photos. Having photos and videos help document the fun memories so that you can reminisce and share with others. Just be sure to remain mindful of your experience and don’t get too stressed over capturing the perfect photo.
  5. Make arriving home easy. One thing about vacations we all have to deal with is the return home, and there is nothing worse than coming home to a messy home and tons of work assignments to finish. Be sure to plan ahead so you can get these tasks done before your trip. This will help you enjoy your time off more and not dread the return home.
  6. Vacations are an important part of self-care. Leaving the high-stress atmosphere of work and busy life behind can rejuvenate your emotional, mental and physical wellness. Following these simple suggestions can set you up for a vacation that is less stress and more fun!
Last modified on Friday, 18 July 2014 05:00

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