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Les vacances, c’est d’abord et avant tout un état d’esprit

Holidays are first and foremost a state of mind

Les vacances, c’est d’abord et avant tout un état d’esprit

Soon, we will be thousands hitting the roads across Quebec, Canada and the United States. All of us taking advantage of the few days off that life (our employer) gives us.

We dream of it every year and now this moment is finally coming. Some know exactly what they want to do while others just want to chill, stay close to home and just want to decompress.

Whatever your style, successful holidays are those when you take the time to unplug from regular activities and responsibilities. Not an easy task considering that everyone is used to running at full speed.

Here are a few tips to help us get there:

Don’t act your age

Why not become children again by living expectation of the holidays with joy and excitement? All you need is to keep pictures or objects that remind you of the upcoming vacation close at hand. Seeing them every day should be enough to keep your attention that this appreciated period of the year is fast approaching and should put you in an excellent mood.

Slow down your routine progressively

As you approach the holidays, temping as it is to do more, try to slow down your pace a notch or two. This will prevent you from arriving on holiday at full speed and exhausted.

Sometimes less is more

It is preferable to spend 3 days completely relaxed than 5 half-concentrated. What do you think?

Remember that the number of days is not that important if we are having a hard time unplugging.

Address post-holiday emergencies before you leave

What’s more demotivating than knowing that our return to reality will be very busy. Why not try to get a little ahead before leaving? This will make it easier for us to relax and fully enjoy our vacation.

In conclusion, no matter how beautiful the landscapes, if you aren’t fully present, not only will it be time spent ineffectively, but also money wasted.

On this, we wish you a great holiday!

Jackie Beaudoin, Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services