So, you’ve finally managed to take that much-deserved leave from work. You’ve packed your bathing suits, your outdoor mountable Bluetooth speakers, the current book you’re reading, and everything else that you deem beach-worthy.
If you’re longing for that day at the beach where nothing will bother you, these tips will help you make it happen.
Go alone or with someone who understands you’re longing for peace and quiet.
Going alone is the best way to maximize the peace you can have at the beach. No one will start a conversation that you’re not interested in, or ask you to go with them to the souvenir shop. If you need a traveling buddy, choose someone who respects your space of silence.
Don’t neglect your sunscreen.
With the heat of the sun these days, you can get toasted in less than an hour. Never forget to use sunscreen and keep it beside you as you lounge on the beach. Most sunscreen lotions would require you to reapply them after a certain number of hours.
Follow its instructions so you won’t go home looking like a roasted chicken.
Even if you’re in the shade, hanging out at the beach for an entire day can strip you of your bodily fluids. Keep a cooler beside you with lots of cold water and take little sips at a time to make sure it spreads through your body all throughout the day.
Go during off-peak seasons or choose a secluded beach.
This may be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Take time to do your research on off-peak seasons and corresponding weather forecasts. If you go international, there are still a lot of beaches around the world that are best for secluded retreats.
Remember that preparation is key to having that perfect day of sun and waves. Let people know that you’ve set aside this time to recharge so they’ll know that you shouldn’t be bothered. Once you get back to reality, you’ll be ready to take on whatever comes your way, refreshed and kissed by the sun.