The fifth of ten posts, published each work day, on the rules I set myself to create a successful holiday. The rules work for me: I hope they’re of some use to readers to. But they won’t suit everybody. You’re v. welcome to let me know how it’s different for you – and what your own rules might be.
My fifth ‘rule’ I owe to my good friend and frequent holiday companion, Gordon ‘Boffin’ Boyd. It is simply this: get out early. Get up, have breakfast, and GET OUT!
Doing so takes the pressure off the day. It permits time for unscheduled events – exploring a promising side street, stopping at an interesting-looking church or inviting cafe.
And it helps to prevent tetchiness and frustration.
A very simple rule but one that works reliably and produces large-scale positive effects.