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What are you really hoping to get out of this?
We all fall into the trap of thinking that holidays are the cure for everything that's wrong with our day-to-day lives at home. We’ll forget all our problems, eat amazing food, get along every minute and have the best time of our lives! There’s simply no way that any trip could live up to that kind of hype.
A sure-fire way to come home disappointed is to set out expecting miracles. In the excitement of getting out of the house we conveniently overlook all the stresses that travel brings with it - stress on your finances, your mind, your body, your relationship. Life can be tough ]and it’s understandable to feel the need to escape every now and then, but it’s important to be honest with yourself about this. Travel isn’t an escape. It’s life in another location.
So the key to guaranteeing that your holiday will be a success is to define what that success means. You don't have to lower the bar on your expectations for your time away, you just have to make them realistic.
Have attainable goals
Remember that your child at home is your child on holiday
Going to Disneyland will not solve all your problems
Be open to miracles but don’t expect them