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6 Simple Ways to Switch to Island Time

It has been a difficult start to the year, it’s important to relax, and if not time away at least for a momentary escape. No matter where are, a break away from your everyday routine with our simple tips on how to embrace island time. You’ll be feeling totally tranquil before you know it.

 Change your Routine

A significant portion of working life is spent on weekday rituals and routines. So, why not create your own routine? If you typically wake up early to go for a run, switch it up while you’re away and head for a long morning walk instead. If reading is your thing, swap emails for a novel. A good dose of escapism never hurt anyone!

 Take a Tech Break

Treat yourself to a holiday from your pocket-sized companion and try to be present in the moment. If you use your phone for photos, exploring or other travel-related reasons, opt to reduce your screen time when spending time with the family.

 Forget about the Time

Time completely slows down on a tropical island, from the pace of the people to the lack of distractions big city life brings. Embrace the relaxed lifestyle and take things as they come. If you feel like sleeping in until midday, why not? Feel like a cocktail at 2 pm? Go for it!

 Do Something Different

Whether it’s swimming with sharks or learning a language, doing something out of the ordinary, allow your brain to think differently. The immersion in something totally new will shift your focus away from work, and you’ll have a great story to bring back with you too.

 Get Some Sleep

While it might seem simple, this might be the perfect time to catch up on sleep. If you usually get six-hours a night, why not try for even or eight? Close the curtains in full to avoid being woken up by the morning light and avoid screen time before bed. After a few sleep-ins, you’ll be right in the swing of things.

 Have Fun

The golden rule of relaxation is to make sure you have fun! Whether that involves an action-packed plan with the kids or curled up with a novel, spend your time off doing what you love, with the people you love.

 It's all about happiness! 

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