Grandco Sandals Chronicles - Pre-Vacation Check List
Posted on 31 August 2017
It’s a matter of days before my holiday to Cyprus, so there’s a mixture of excitement, plane nerves, and packing stress going on in my body right now!
To combat my pre-holiday anxiety, I will be taking you through some of my Paphos preparations, with some tips on how to beat stress along the way! (Hopefully, I’ll listen to my advice!)
Four days to go
I’ve already done my major holiday shop, but there’s always something I’ve forgotten! Today I need to make a huge long list of the things I need to take and buy anything I’ve missed! A list can help reduce anxiety as it collates everything in one place - neat and tidy! I am also going to gather everything I’m packing into one place in my house, so it makes it easier when I come to pack my bag. But hang on - where’s my passport?!
Three days to go
The panic is over - I found my passport! With only a few days to go, I am checking my itinerary and writing down all the information of transfers for when we get off the flight. Luckily we are hiring a car, so it makes traveling around in Paphos a lot simpler! When I have to get public transport in foreign countries, I am sent into a panic - unless I do tons of research beforehand!
Two days to go
I am finishing the last bits of laundry today, ready to get my suitcase packed. I have worked out how to best pack my case, and where I should put my Grandco Sandals (which I am very excited to wear in Cyprus!) I am also checking myself into my flight tonight, to save queues on the day which will hopefully reduce some stress for me!
One day to go
The main bulk of my packing is happening today, as I’ve finally got all my holiday clothes washed (it seemed to take forever!), leaving only tomorrow’s clothes and my hand luggage out. I am excited about going away now, as it is currently raining in the UK! Hopefully, I’ll bring some sun back with me. I am off to bed early tonight to get a good night’s sleep before the 5-hour flight, and I might even do a little meditation to calm myself (after another check to see if my passport is still in my case!)
On the morning....
The last few things I need to add to my case are essentials, like my toothbrush and some other toiletries. I need to leave the house at around 7 am, so I’m glad I did all the preparation beforehand! On the way to the airport, I do ANOTHER passport check (yes it’s still there - it hasn’t grown legs and run off!). A few deep breaths and a glance down at my lovely jeweled sandals are enough to encourage me that this holiday will be a great one!