For the majority of people the phrase “are you holiday ready?”means only one thing. That worry of of how you are going to look when you hit the beach!
Europa Pharmacy have gatheredsome staggering statistics that show only 31% of women get excited when they are packing for their holiday and 1 in 3 worry about their bodies everyday they are away.
I for one am one of these statistics and have spent years crash dieting, crying over how I look in bikinis and miss out on quality family time when I’m away because I’m to busy stressing about my body image for the entire holiday.
This year I am going to turn things around and focus on all the the wonderful things you have to look forward to when you planning a trip away.
- A New Wardrobe Who doesn’t love going out and shopping for some beautiful new items to stash away in your case ready for your trip. I’m going to chose pieces that are bright, flattering and the kind of thing you only get the chance to wear while your abroad due to the lack of good weather you get in the UK. Plus those all important beauty essentials to get you ready before you go and to emphasise that brilliant tan while your away!
- Planning Places To Explore There is nothing more exciting than going to a country that you’ve never been to before and exploring all the exciting new places there are to investigate. Why waste time fretting in front of the mirror about how you are looking when you can discover new places you may never have the opportunity to see again.
- Quality Family Time with the hustle and bustle of life at home with work and school, quality time is something that often gets pushed asside. A holiday is the most perfect time to push all the worries of everyday life to one side and just enjoy each other’s company.
I urge you all this year to banish those negative body images and instead concentrate on all the things they are really important when you go away.
Make the run up to it exciting and hopeful for the fun time you have to come rather than wasting all that energy on focussing on all the things you don’t like about your body.
Let’s face it do you come back from a week away remembing what all those strangers looked liked on the beach? I’m sure the answer to this is no and nobody else will be worrying about your wobbly bits either!
Enjoy yourself, enjoy your family and create all those every lasting memories to think back to fondly for years to come.