Traveling is really something you look forward to especially if you’ve had an extremely busy and stressful time at work and in accomplishing lots of responsibilities. Surely, booking a flight and an accommodation would be among the best “treat yo self” things you can do for your busy and tired self.
Indeed, traveling is a great and special time to rest and relax while having a “me” time or while bonding with your loved ones. While that is sure, you might forget that rest in travel isn’t always about “resting from work”; it’s also resting during your travel or after a whole day of traveling.
Many people overlook that resting and sleeping are still necessary during travel. Some people are afraid to rest or have no mood for it because they feel like they’re going to miss something. Well then, rest at a comfortable time because here are 4 reasons why it is still very important to rest during and after a day of travel.
1 – BOOST YOUR GOOD MOOD
You know how uncomfortable the feeling is when you didn’t sleep enough last night. It makes you feel bad and easily irritated. Lack of sleep usually makes a person sensitive when it comes to getting hurt or annoyed and insensitive also when it comes to being in a bad mood. You can easily get mad and say some things you don’t mean to say.
You need good mood so that you’ll better appreciate the things you see and the experiences you gain. Having a good mood motivates you to take on adventures and fun firsts. If you don’t feel like doing anything or much, you wouldn’t be able to maximize your trip. You’ll also meet a lot of strangers and locals along the way, and of course, you need some pleasing personality right there.
2 – FRESHEN UP YOUR FACE
Lack of sleep makes you look haggard and tired. You don’t want to look like a zombie or a sleepless workaholic in your travel photos and vlogs. Using cosmetics and other concealers might spruce up your face, but it still feels nice to naturally look nice even without those.
It’s better to not worry how you look like and not to spend lots of time editing and putting filters on your travel shots.
3 – MAKE YOUR MIND CLEAR
Have you ever experienced the feeling of being out of control or out of your normal state when you weren’t able to sleep the previous night or if you rested improperly? It also hampers your memory because after you get back to your right mind after doing some things insensibly or recklessly, you put your palm on your face regretting what you said or did.
With a clear memory and a right mind, you’ll have a better travel experience because you’re more conscious of your actions. You’ll also be able to bag some great memories, and reminisce them after the trip.
4 – ENERGIZE YOUR BODY
You want to have a beautifully memorable experience while you travel. You need lots of energy to be able to take on those adventurous tours, rides, sports, games, trips and everything else! You’ll surely need energy and strength to go on long walks, strolling, running, jogging, climbing, swimming and anything else needed for those activities or just random travels.
Hotels offer a great room perfect for relaxation, and that’s where you’re supposed to get your physical body ready for the fun and tiring day and to recharge it for the next. You can also avail spa and massage services provided by the accommodation.
5 – STAY HEALTHY
You need rest and sleep while you travel if you don’t want to get sick! If you feel tired, stressed and haggard due to lack of proper sleep, you might eventually catch illness, starting from the common ones namely colds and cough. It’s the worst that could happen if you don’t take time to rest in the hotel or in the airplane, ship or in whatever transportation (long distance travel) you can.
You won’t fully enjoy if you’re feeling very unwell. It wouldn’t be so healthy too because seasons in the place or country you travel to might be different from your usual. You might be susceptible to illness. Resting will help your resistance to become tougher.
Resting isn’t bad when traveling. It’s actually a special tool you can use because it’ll keep you going through the whole trip. It affects how you will enjoy and be active.
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep! If you’re worrying that you’d be missing some parts of the trip or some time, then make sure you take a rest when there’s nothing to miss. Rest when you’re just traveling to and from a place, and there are no expected sceneries to see around. Take a rest when you’re inside the hotel. Don’t spend too much time on your cell phone; rather, take it as an advantage to sleep. Hotels have very nice and comfortable beds and couches so don’t waste your chance to sleep the most out of them! With good rest and sleep, surely, you’ll better have the best travel experience!
AUTHOR BIO: Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales offering a worthwhile stay and a close experience of the historical richness of Australia. Nicole writes about travel, accommodation and everything else related to it. For her, the beauty of this world is astounding and worth-sharing, and traveling is one of the best ways to appreciate it. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.