holding onto holidays


It’s very easy to return home from a holiday or short break and pick up where you left off.  Forget that only days before, you were elsewhere.  A change of location, pace and time with special people can do wonders for your view.  How then can you hold onto holidays, evoking little blissful moments when normality begins to set in.

Celebrate your return.  Reconnect with family and friends; show off photographs and sun- coloured cheeks.  Speak about some of your favourite moments and share some of that relaxed vibe that is emanating from you.  It will rub off onto others and continue to bounce back to you.

What were some of your favourite movements?  Reading a great novel?  Quiet walks?  A night cap and chat with your husband (no TV)?   Family swims?  Relaxed long breakfast?  Is there a way to keep these moments alive at home?  It might mean some readjustment to daily routines but it’s worth it if these activities promote fun and peace.   Try a long breakfast with fresh fruit, followed by eggs on toast on the weekend.  A fresh brew of coffee will complete the picture while your usual ‘to do list’ may include a quiet walk and family swim.Image

Before your holiday did it suddenly seem like a great imperative to have nails painted, hair removed/ dyed/ spruced, healthy weight and supple beach ready limbs?  Maintain the look.  Keep the moisturiser on the skin, not only will it keep the condition fine but it will release an aroma, reminiscent of sarongs, the ocean and thick leafy foliage.  A glimpse of bright coloured nails in the shower too will brighten your view.

jump back in the hammock

In quiet moments, remember your holiday and smile for it.  Slowly take yourself right back into the moment and hold onto that memory for as long as possible.  A holiday is living at its grandest; worth holding onto.



Author: Lucy Taylor

Explorer of writing and place, with roots in the beautiful North West coast of Tasmania. Mother of wild boys, and wife of another. Blogging for another place to write about things that interest me and guide me. Also working on a novel and available for freelance copywriting in spare moments.

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