Very few people wake up by 5 am during their vacation. The reason for this is because vacation is a time for relaxation and fun. During a vacation, people normally wake up late and binge on their favorite food, snack, and drink coffee.
Productivity is practically ruled out of the picture when you are on a vacation. But the new thing you might see during your vacation might inspire the creativity in you and make you want to do something you have not really done before.
Some have been inspired to start a workout in a gym or run a couple of miles due to the people they encountered and mingle with during their trip and ultimately these new habits that have improved the quality of their life.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some ways you can stay creative during your vacation.
- Draw something
You don’t need to be a professional artist in order to draw something. When you see something that inspires you, bring out a drawing sheet and sketch it down. The things you can draw during your vacation are endless; it could be a street sign or statue. Whatever it turns out to be, draw a simple sketch on your drawing sheet.
If you find sketching difficult, then you should try out photography. You can start by taking a photo of random things you see during your day. It could be a church, an alley, a car, people, houses, storefront and the list goes on and on. What can help you here is to train your eyes to be on the lookout for interesting things around you? The more you practice being conscious, the better you will get at noticing wonderful and inspiring things around you.
- Keep a journal
At the end of your day, write down your experience. This includes places you visited, the people you talked to, the food you ate, things you saw and emotion you felt. Pour out your thoughts and feelings as you write.
Even more, you can write a review on practically everything you saw during your trip. Reading the journal years after your trip will bring back the wonderful time you to your mind.
- Learn the local language
Of course, your goal is not to become a fluent speaker of the local language of your travel location. Rather learn a thing or two about it. English might not be the general language of your travel location, so it might be fun to learn how to say a thing or two in the local dialect or learn how to write your name in the local language.
- Capture the landscape
Make a commitment to capturing the landscape of your travel location each day. At the end of your trip, you will be glad you did. Of course, you don’t need a fancy camera to do this; you can use your phone.
As an example we recently travelled to Australia. As the country is really friggen’ huge we decided to buy a cheap car to get us around. We picked up a great deal by looking on Gumtree and found a great little get around car which took us from the Whitsundays all the way to Newcastle. We actually intended to make it to Sydney but the cheap old car didn’t make it. After taking it to the local mechanic he advised the repairs were going to cost more than we paid for it. So we ended up selling the car locally to a car removal company. This gave us enough money to get train to Sydney and continue our holiday. All in all we experienced some great landscape on this journey and we really got off the beaten track.
Vacation is a time for relaxation but being creative during your vacation will make you enjoy your trip even more.