Some people like to go camping or stay in basic accommodation to get away from it all and experience a different way of living. For others, though, the idea of sleeping in a tent or a chilly, isolated cabin sounds more like hard work than a break.
That doesn't mean you can't have an escape from your normal hectic life without a bit of comfort, though. Opting to stay in deluxe holiday cabins somewhere lets you leave your stresses behind and still enjoy luxurious accommodation. The trick is to strike a balance between resetting your busy brain and taking too much of modern life with you. Here are some tips to help you get that balance right and get the relaxation you really need.
Choose your accommodation carefully
It all starts with the place you're staying, and the choice you make can have a huge impact on the rest of your break. For real relaxation, choose somewhere with beautiful scenery, things to do and places to explore.
When it comes to the cabin itself and the facilities it has, make sure there aren't distractions you'll find too tempting, like a TV. It's all about escaping normal life, not being glued to a screen every evening.
Leave your tech behind
You might want to take your phone with you in case you need it, but leave it switched off as much as possible. And there's no need to take a tablet or laptop with you because there are plenty of other things to do.
This is especially important if you're someone who regularly uses the internet for work. Even if you're not in communication with your work, using the devices you normally use for that purpose can be a constant subconscious reminder.
Take that book you've been meaning to read
Lots of people complain about having little time to read, so here's your chance. There are few things more relaxing than finding a quiet place to read, and if it's a book that's been on your wishlist for some time, all the better.
Plan things you don't normally do
Take the opportunity to do something a bit different to your daily life. Start meditating, swim in the sea or go for a run in the woods, for example.
If that all sounds a bit too active, then find somewhere warm to relax, listen to the natural sounds around you and forget about all the things you normally worry about.