Poorly planned vacation time can diminish the positive aspects of a vacation, making it something out of a horror movie. Planning ahead makes us look forward to a vacation and adds an atmosphere of growth to our lives.
Instead of planning an elaborate far away vacation, plan for something nearby that is a short drive from home.
We need to have a realistic look at our options and identify the type of experience that would be ideal for us. Each of us has our own preferences of what nourishes us and helps us rejuvenate. Some like walking in nature, others may like adventure sports or to be at the beach, soaking up the much-needed sunlight.
Vacations aren't only on tropical islands or a different place, sometimes it could be in the confines of your home. This is called a staycation and often provides the same benefits: an chance to rest, break from the usual routine, and time to play.
Oftentimes, it could be even more relaxing than an actual vacation because you wouldn't have to go through crowded airports, no jetlag, or fighting for a good spot at the beach.
Ask yourself what you think a realistic amount is to spend on gifts for yourself and others. It should be a number that you can realistically afford without dipping into your savings or creating credit card debt.
Then do your best to stick to your budget without getting caught up in consumerism. One strategy could be to use your travel funds. If you've cancelled a trip, you could redistribute a portion of those dollars for gifts.
Interviewers will sometimes start an interview with an open-ended question like, "Tell me about yourself." This question is a way to break the ice and make you feel more comfortable during the interview process. However, some people might find this - and other interview questions about you - slightly stressful.
It might be a good idea to share something about yourself that is doesn't relate directly to your career.
For example, interests like running might represent that you are healthy and energetic. Pursuits like being an avid reader might showcase your intellectual leaning. Volunteer work will demonstrate your commitment to the welfare of your community.