5 Ways to Make Your Next Trip More Fun

Every vacation gives you the opportunity to do something different and make unforgettable memories. Instead of following the same itinerary or sticking to the status quo, why not incorporate something new into your next getaway? For inspiration, take a look at these five ways to make your next trip more fun:

1. Head to a New Destination

If you always vacation in the same place, you never know what you could be missing out on. While it can be fantastic to visit your favorite locations, try to intersperse these vacations with trips to new places. By doing so, you can explore a variety of different locations and you may even find that you develop a new favorite vacation destination. 

2. Host a Party

If you’re traveling with family or friends, hosting a party during your vacation is the ultimate way to have fun. When you choose an unusual venue, like https://fortlauderdalepartyboat.com, you really get the opportunity to do something new and exciting. A big event can be the crowning glory of your vacation and ensure you’ll some memorable pictures to look back on!

3. Ditch the Itinerary

An itinerary can be an effective way to ensure you make the most of your vacation but, all too often, people end up rushing from one attraction to another in an attempt to try and tick everything off their schedule. However, you don’t need an action-packed itinerary to enjoy a dream vacation. 

While there might be some attractions that you’re desperate to see, try not to make a plan for every minute of the day. Instead, set a morning or afternoon aside for particular things you want to do and give yourself the time to actually enjoy the excursions you go on and the attractions you see. 

4. Meet New People

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a family, or with friends, meeting new people is a great way to enjoy a more fun vacation. From getting to know fellow tourists to making friends with the locals, the people you meet on your trips can become life-long buddies. 

If you want to get started before you even depart, take a look at online forums and websites designed for travelers. They’re a great way to connect with people and making friends before you leave can help you to feel more confident if you’re traveling solo. 

5. Get Off the Beaten Track

Instead of sticking to tourist hotspots, why not get off the beaten track and explore more of the local region? This might mean visiting local, family-run restaurants, rather than generic chains, hiking on little-known trails, or attending local festivals but, however you choose to spend your time, getting to know your destination and the people who live there will make your trip a whole lot more fun and meaningful. 

Planning Your Next Adventure

From sun-soaked beaches to snow-capped mountains, no two vacations have to be the same. By exploring a range of destinations and challenging yourself to try new things, you can ensure that every trip you take is filled with fun. 

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day At Home With These Tips

Lockdowns are still happening around the world, so that means you’ll most likely be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home rather than your local Irish family pub this year. March 17 is approaching us, but there are still ways to celebrate. If you come from an Irish family or love a good reason to celebrate, you’re going to be ready and willing to honor the day as much as possible, and being at home doesn’t mean that you can’t get involved with the fun!

We’ve all had to adapt to living differently this year, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have some fun with St. Patrick’s Day shirts on and pints of Guinness! So, with that in mind, we’ve got some tips to help you to celebrate the day during lockdown.

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  • Enjoy Irish Music. From the fiddle to the folk, you can create a playlist packed with Irish folk songs, fiddle instrumentals and even modern bands like Westlife, Boyzone and Snow Patrol! There are plenty of songs to choose from, all you have to do is know where to start. Google is your friend here, especially if you’re looking for new music.
  • Cook An Irish Feast. Pre-COVID, you may have been at your Irish relative’s or friend’s homes for huge feasts – especially as the Irish are very good at these! From Irish soda bread paired with Irish stew, to ham hock and spuds, you can create a feast of savory foods. Add some delicious Irish desserts and Irish tea to round it all up and you’re onto a winner for your feast to be delicious!
  • Drink! Oh, if there is one thing that the Irish are famous for, it’s alcohol. Guinness, whisky, Baileys – you name it, they’ve done it. Irish-themed cocktails can give you the chance to have a lot of fun, and you can round the night with an Irish coffee, too.
  • Have a Party. It’s lockdown, so have an online party on Zoom or Skype and enjoy yourself that way. It’s a day to celebrate, have fun and enjoy your time together. Sure, you’re in lockdown, but you can still have fun with your loved ones – especially if you all have matching shirts! Play online games together and make up quizzes, too. It’s a great way to bring everyone together and see how much you know about Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day should be a day of food, fun and celebration, and all things green! Get the house decorated and make it the best that it can be!

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Ways To Feel Confident About Yourself, a Positive Mindset

Confidence is a trait that all of us would like to have. And it can take time to feel, be, and look that way. In my opinion, it all comes from self-love and appreciation. When we focus on ourselves and improve our well-being, mental health, and physicality, we feel more content and proud of who we are. There should be no reason for any to not feel proud of themselves. We should all be confident and noble of who we are. If you lack that and need some inspiration, here are the top ways to feel more confident in yourself. 

Take Care Of Your Smile

A smile is a number one signifier of someone who is happy, let alone confident. It is a beautiful attribute that shows contentment and that someone is happy in life, as well as in themselves. To take care of your smile is as simple as at-home brushing and eliminating sugary foods and drinks. 

For those who want to improve their smile, there are numerous options. You could try out press on veneers, which is a great option for those who want to save money but get amazing results. Or, you could find at-home ways to naturally whiten your teeth, which is easier than ever with at-home kits and remedies. You can save a lot of money by whitening your teeth yourself. It will cause less pain too. All you need to do is ensure you care for teeth daily, whether you get veneers or whiten your teeth at home, brushing and flossing is key for healthier and happier teeth.

Affirmations

Affirmations give us the opportunity to choose words that help create or eliminate something in our lives, such as creating success or confidence or healthy relationships, and eliminating low self-esteem, destructive behaviors, and even pain.

Giving ourselves daily affirmations can reduce our bad habits and increase our self-esteem. Here are ten affirmations to try and get you started:

  1. I have the power to do the most incredible things
  2. I’m confident in myself and my abilities
  3. I always make the best decision for myself
  4. I am in charge of my life
  5. My confidence in myself grows more and more every day
  6. My confidence is constantly increasing
  7. I’m a magnet for success
  8. I can achieve anything I put my mind to
  9. I love myself
  10. I believe in myself and my abilities

Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People

Nothing takes away your confidence more than comparing yourself to others. Especially now, with social media and the wonderful opportunity to judge yourself against so many others. Lack of confidence comes from a gap in where you see yourself and where you think you should be.

Imagine you are preparing to give a big presentation or speech. So you do your research, which includes watching some of the best speakers in the world doing their Ted Talks. Of course, you are going to feel inferior.

Stop comparing yourself to others. Just stop. If you still feel a compelling need to compare – compare yourself to yourself. Measure how far you’ve come. See how much improvement you’ve made. Acknowledge your wins and successes.

Face Your Fears

Self-doubt, which holds you back in life, is not a burden you have to constantly carry around. Through consistent exposure to situations you fear, and which you habitually avoid, you can build self-respect and confidence.

When we feel in control, we’re not afraid. When we have a level of comfort with something, it’s not scary. When we don’t feel in control, we don’t think clearly because our emotional brain is in the driver’s seat and takes over. This is why fear often seems random and irrational—our emotions are in control.

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How to Boost Your Confidence this Holiday Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Although this 2020 holiday season is looking different for everyone, we’re all doing our best, and should keep our spirits high. Even if you’re staying in and keeping things chill this year, you probably still want to look and feel your best. If, like many people, 2020 has been a year of less activity and more comfort eating than usual, then have a look at these ideas for ways to make yourself feel healthy and happy at this moment.

  1. Get your Skin Glowing

One of the best ways to boost your confidence and feel great about yourself is to get your skin in tip top condition. Finding the right products that can clear away blemishes and get your skin smooth and bright makes a world of a difference. Winter brings with it a myriad of skin complaints, including dry skin from cold weather, and maskne – acne brought on by wearing a facemask – is now a concern too. If your current creams aren’t doing the trick, then have a look at some online reviews and don’t get caught up in sticking with the same product just because it’s what you’ve always used. Our skin changes throughout the seasons and as we age, so it’s important to regularly update and replenish your skincare routine.

  1. Feel Healthy

Your ultimate goal might be to lose some weight and, if it’s done healthily and you don’t feel pressured, then there’s nothing wrong with looking at coolsculpting videos and finding ways to enhance your figure. It’s also equally important though to look and feel healthy. You might already know in yourself how to go about this. Maybe it’s about getting some more sleep every night. It might be swapping a breakfast pastry for oatmeal. If you’re not sure, then try a few different things to enter this year’s holiday season feeling like you’re fighting fit and ready to start 2021 at 100%. 

  1. Mental Health

We can get so caught up in what we’re going to wear and planning our holiday social calendars that it can be easy to forget what a toll the busy party season can take on our mental health. If you’re getting ready to buzz from friend to friend, or even sorting out a series of Zoom-based Christmas catch ups, then make sure you’re also taking some time to rest and recharge. Zoom fatigue is real, and it doesn’t only affect us when we’re in a meeting that seems to last forever, Even if it’s social get togethers with friends, spending our time staring at a screen can be taxing. Take plenty of breaks and try and get in some screen-free time. 

  1. Bright Smiles

Smiling is scientifically proven to boost your mood. But so many people spend their lives smiling with their lips clamped over teeth that they’re embarrassed about. Instead of spending years hiding your smile, consider natural ways you can brighten your smile for this holiday. There are lots of ways you can feel more confident without spending thousands and subjecting yourself to harsh chemicals and invasive treatments – you won’t regret it!

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Benefits of Kundalini Yoga During a Pandemic

Yoga & Meditation teacher Oksanna Romanov, aka Priya, talks about the benefits of Kundalini yoga during a pandemic. I’ve been practicing with her for two months now and it has been so helpful and healing during these times. Timestamps for what we talked about below… 💟

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1:58 – what is Kundalini yoga?

2:30 – meaning of Love is Love

5:23 – what does it mean to be “elevated”?

7:40– cleaning your subconscious for a clear approach and alignment

13:33 – fear vs. courage

18:04 – Coping with the pandemic and doing the self work

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