Introducing exhibit A:
Set up a budget
If you have been to or lived in this beloved city, you will know the living is expensive. You dollar value goes right down so don’t even compare it to places like our close neighbors in asia. You’ll be sad. For the weekend I’ve decided that $300 is the most Im willing to spend for accommodation. Do it with a friend and it works out cheaper, but Im looking for that me time.
Jump onto airbnb or hotels.com
When I look at places, there is a vibe that makes me feel like Im on holiday. It has to be out of the city, (bonus because its cheaper). Away from majority of humanity, picturesque, quiet, and have a beautiful range of outdoor tracks, or beaches or mountains. The place should be clean and light and open and simple and have good views, nothing to fancy. Also if its cheaper than my budget, BONUS! Also near lots of food please. Love to try new food.
If I’ve found something, I’ll book it. Not my usual way of over thinking it, as I have done on several occasions and thats why I am here. Just book it, figure the logistics out later.
I’ll be taking the good old train thank you.
Turn off my technology
The whole idea of a holiday to me is off grid and limited conversion for the the most part. Man, technology is the greatest thing but it is also the most draining thing. There is nothing that can’t wait until you get back on Monday. And if there are, limit it to a no social media cleanse and allow texts no calls, unless talking on the phone is good for you. Netflix, eat and lots of chill (sleep) time only.
Zone out for the whole weekend
Brain off, living in the moment mode only. Seriously, the world will survive for 3 day without your input Lydia. God gave you a big brain for a reason. It needs a break too. Turn it off and love on yourself by recalibrating yourself. Journal, read, sleep, walk, swim, daydream, plot, plan and whatever else makes you come back to life again.
Do all of it.