Whether you have planned to go away this summer or not, many of us end up making the same mistake – wasting the few precious days we have on holiday. Holidays have potential to be stressful with all the planning and responsibility involved, however if you give yourself enough time to prepare then you can end up achieving many things that you might not normally have time to do. Not all holidays have to be spent on a beach; we all use vacation time in different ways and you don’t have to follow the conventional routine. Set targets and intentions; make sure you know exactly what you want to do during your time off. For instance you may want to spend a few days on your home, doing DIY or cleaning. Don’t underestimate the positive effect that decorating your space can have. Just adding a few new touches to your home can give you that ‘feel good’ feeling, as well as a calming effect that can help you to relax. Holidays are also a great time to spend with friends and family. We often neglect those closest to us when we are busy or working hard and this can lead us to drift apart and lose touch with close friends. Plan a party or just some quality time to catch up. Shopping, eating out or going to a film can all be great ways to reconnect and help you all to feel good about yourselves. It is also easy when we are working hard to end up taking our family for granted. Don’t be afraid to say no to plans or extra work that you would normally feel obliged to do during your holiday, and instead concentrate on spending some quality time with children or your partner. There has never been a better time for you and your family to get involved in different sports. With the London 2012 Olympics, many of us have felt the motivation to try out different activities and get fit. Great family sports include going swimming, playing tennis and horse riding, however if you are on a budget, sports such as cycling, running and walking are free and fun for you and your family to get involved in! It’s tempting to spend your holiday catching up on sleep or just musing about what you want to do. If you make a rough plan before your time off then it is sure to motivate you to get up out of bed and achieve. Failing to make the most of your holiday can impact on many aspects of your life when the break is over. You may lose out on vital time with those closest to you or fail to fully recharge your batteries. Coming back to work unrested could make for a much more stressful return, so don’t underestimate the importance of a well spent holiday. If you want advice on how to make the most of your break or just some guidance on decisions you have to make this summer then don’t hesitate to give Psychic Light a call. Our readers can help you see things more clearly and help you make the most of your holiday.