“Vacation stress” may sound like a contradiction in terms. But any kind of change-even a fun one-can trigger stress. Add children to the mix, and you can have a recipe for more work than relaxation. But some pre-planning can help keep everyone smiling:
- Let kids be kids. If children are on the vacation, plan at least one child-oriented activity a day, such as a visit to the zoo.
- Make sure everyone receives enough sleep and relaxation time.
- Plan fewer activities than you think you have time for. Rushing to reach a destination or catch a plane can add unwelcome stress to your vacation.
- Schedule time for stress-busting naps and exercise along the way.
- Bring a “fun bag” stuffed with favorite snacks, books, games, and other items your peers may enjoy.
- Try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.
Article from the StayWell Company, LLC