3 Tips To Help You Unwind On Holiday

I would like to ask you a question.

How long does it take you to relax on holiday?

No time at all, one day, maybe if you haven’t had a holiday for a long time two days.

I read a startling statistic this week that, on average, it takes us 4 days to unwind and relax on holiday.

I don’t know about you but if your holiday is only seven days long then it doesn’t sound like you will have long to enjoy your holiday!

So, if you are off with millions of other UK holiday makers this summer follow these tips to unwind on your first day of the holiday and not the fourth.

1. Turn off your phone – on average we check our phones 150 times a day. It is pretty hard to relax, spend quality time with your family and enjoy the scenery if you are checking your phone constantly.

2. Book a pamper treatment – the first thing I now do on holiday is book a massage or a manicure. Having an hours treatment is the quickest way for me to now get in the holiday spirit.

3. Get active – Whether it is going for a walk or going wind surfing by getting active you will release those endorphins and feel so much better.

I hope that you enjoy your holiday and if you haven’t already checked out the blog on which books to read on the sun lounger click here or the Ted Talks to watch whilst at the airport do check those out here.

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Ted Talks to Inspire

I’m off to Italy at the weekend for a friend’s wedding and I can’t wait! The bag is packed, my Kindle updated and I’m ready to go.

What’s not to love?  4 days with my boyfriend in stunning Tuscany celebrating with friends, drinking Champagne and eating local food in the gorgeous Italian sunshine.

Then I remember our flight is at 6am and the excitement starts to waver ever so slightly. I am a morning person but that’s an early start even for me.

In preparation for the ever so slightly boring wait at the airport I have downloaded some Ted Talks to pass the time.

So, if you’re off on holiday soon or you just want something different to watch during your commute to work, or to avoid the football, then download thee Ted Talks below for some true inspiration.

They’ll help fire you up if you’re off to an interview, if you need a general confidence boost or are about do an important presentation at work.

They might even inspire you to become the next leader!

Inspirational Ted Talks

Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women Leaders


Anne-Marie Slaughter – Can we all “have it all”


Amy Cuddy – Your Body language shapes who you are


Julian Treasure – How to speak so that people want to listen


Susan Cain – The power of introverts



If you haven’t been to a Ted Talk event then I recommend having a look to see if there ‘s one in your area.

I went to one for the first time last year in Bristol and it was a fantastic day out.

Caroline Arnold 

Executive Coach

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