Weekend Getaways: Tips to enjoy and relieve stress during a weekend break

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Are you planning a weekend getaway? With all the stress of a 9 to 5 job or having to deal with the demands of home, a weekend off to catch your breath and get some fresh air may be exactly what you need. Here are some tips on how you can enjoy a stress-free weekend break that can help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the new week ahead.

Go for day trips

When going away for the weekend, your time is limited to two days (or three days if there’s a public holiday). So instead of travelling to a distant destination, go to a place that’s a two or three-hour drive away. Day trips can be spent doing outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing or canoeing. Being close to nature can help relieve some of your stress too!

On day trips, you can also check out local museums, galleries, restaurants or shops. This is a great way to learn more about the local culture or history of that place. Plus, learning something new can take your mind away from things that stress you and give you a new perspective.

Take a spa break

What could be more relaxing than a spa holiday? There are spas that offer weekend deals that include meals, accommodation and a range of spa treatments. A spa break is a good idea for couples who need a quick getaway without the kids or a rejuvenating time off from work.

Have some alone time

While it’s great to spend a weekend holiday with friends or family, some quiet time alone might be what you need. How about spending your weekend away on a personal “retreat”?  This can be a time where you can disconnect from the stress and distractions of everyday life.  Turn off your mobile phone. Turn off your laptop. Turn off your television. Instead, read a book or write a journal.

To get you in a reflective mood, book an accommodation that’s close to nature. You will find that the sound of a river flowing, crickets chirping and seeing the beautiful greenery can help you clear your mind so you can be more present in the moment.

Eat clean

As the old adage goes “You are what you eat”. Avoid eating “junk” during your weekend holiday. Instead, indulge in fresh and healthy food such as fruits, vegetables and some lean meats. Check out some local specialty stores that offer fresh produce. You will discover that eating clean can boost your mood and make you feel better mentally and physically.

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Pick a place that offers you everything you need

Would you like to do some outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling during your weekend away? Or are you looking for a local cultural experience? Or perhaps you want to go for the personal “retreat” when you can just clear your mind while enjoying the beauty of nature?  The ideal weekend getaway need not take you far from home. As long as you are in a place that gives you what you need to have a relaxing break, you’re sure to have an enjoyable experience.

Riverside Cabin Park in Shepparton offers you what you need for a relaxing and stress-free weekend break. Just a short 2.5 hours from Melbourne, we are an ideal location for day trips so you can maximise your time doing activities you enjoy instead of going on a long travel.

We are conveniently situated within a close distance to a great range of attractions and activities including local wineries, factory sales, museums and art galleries. There are also a host of outdoor activities you can do within the proximity of the park such as fishing, walking, cycling, golf and canoeing at the Victoria Lake Park.

Book with Riverside Cabin Park and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing weekend escape!

Resources:

http://ordinarytraveler.com/articles/weekend-getaway-planning-tips

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/4-inexpensive-ways-to-enjoy-a-holiday-weekend/

http://www.escape.com.au/long-weekend-holiday-ideas-how-to-knock-over-your-aussie-bucket-list-without-taking-time-off-work/news-story/5357309b78b4a757a1f784550ba8bef7

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