“If you are losing your leisure, look out! It may be you are losing your soul.” ― Virginia Woolf
It’s been more than an year that most of us, across the globe, have been limited to confines of our homes, or, at best, our towns / cities / hamlets! Working from home, taking care of kids or for some, ailing parents – without a break, without a moment of leisure or solace – life has been a constant and never ending drill!
But, believe it or not, the end is near – Every day, millions are getting vaccinated. Critical sectors like Healthcare, where vaccination has reached almost universal coverage, have already started working as normal – hopefully in a few months, we shall all see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Even though our life has become monotonous – limited interactions have led to a feeling of being bored or even emotionally decapacitated, its almost time that things will be same as usual. You’ll soon get back to the same routine that you had – or may be not, for some of us, there may have been some permanent changes. However, some of the fundamentals will never change.
One of those fundamentals, we believe, is leisure travel. With the pandemic and remote working, the biggest risk we’ve run is that of exhaustion – physical but more importantly mental and psychological. And Leisure Travel is probably the medicine which needs to be administered to each one of us, just like the Vaccine. Even if you took a staycation, working remotely from a hill station or a beach house – you were still working and a leisure holiday where you disconnect, unwind has not been afforded for some time.
For some of us, the travel medicine may arrive sooner than later – you may be taking that safe trip next week, or may be you’ve booked your tickets for next month. Nevertheless, you’ve got to be careful!
Take those Covid tests, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Travel safe, make sure you carry medicines with you and keep information about hospitals at your destination handy. Also, don’t overdo the unwind – don’t party too hard. You must even unwind in a controlled manner, gradually and while maintaining all precautions. Make sure to maintain boundaries as per your comfort.
And, at the end of the day – Rest, Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit.