We all know how hard people work to enjoy their holidays, and you want to make sure that they are as happy as can be. Obviously our glamping holidays are a sure bet for a great time, but in case you wanted to cover all bases, there are three proven scientific ways to ensure a happy family holiday.
We’ve got the three tips here, so check them out and see what you think, although it’s hard not to trust science, right?
Pre-holiday build up
The excitement that can ensue from a little holiday build up is something that cannot be underestimated. If you check out some of the attractions, things to do, or even plan your own itinerary of things to do, such as picking fruit at an orchard, before you go, then it’ll help both you and the rest of the family to think about how much fun the break will be! Why not put up a countdown calendar, with each day’s activity on it? Use it like an advent calendar at Christmas, every day is a new surprise then!
The science that backs this up comes from Dutch researchers who revealed that people with a heightened level of positive anticipation before their holiday enjoyed the releasing of more feel-good hormones, not only during, but after their holiday too!
Outside is where the happiness is
Recently reinforced by scientists, it’s a plain and simple fact that venturing outside is a catalyst for happiness!
Get some fresh air, take in the much-desired boost of vitamin D and surround yourself with nature and wildlife at its best by venturing out to places in or near the countryside or seaside. The seaside locations in particular have been found to offer the greatest feeling of happiness.
Get snap happy
Taking pictures is a sure fire way to capture memories of a holiday and photographs are the ideal source to reference, look back on, laugh about, and embarrass the little ones when they’re all grown up!
The University of Southern California published research on this, with their findings revealing that by choosing to take a host of photographs during a holiday, the participants experienced an improved sense of happiness which lasted longer than those who took less pictures, or none whatsoever. Additionally, the happiness was extended to times after their holiday, not just during their time away. Pretty much everyone has access to a quality camera located on a tablet or smartphone these days so there no getting away from getting snap happy, and as the saying goes, you can’t go back and take more pictures, but you can delete the ones you don’t want.