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Are you getting excited for you holiday? #HolidayHype

#holidayhype

Did you know that only 31% of people get excited when packing for their holiday? And 1 in 3 women worry about their weight every day they’re on holiday?

Not cool, man.

Holidays should be exciting from the moment they’re booked, even more so when you’re packing. They should also be a time of feeling free and not caring about how you look. I mean, it’s nice to look and feel nice when you’re away, but you should be able to lunch around the pool with no makeup on without feeling self-conscious in a swim suit.

You don’t work hard all year around to afford a holiday, to feel naff about yourself the whole time your away!

#holidayhype

The #HolidayHype campaign is all about encouraging people to get excited for their jollies and sharing the way they get excited while prepping for their holiday across social media with the #HolidayHype blog post.

When I go on holiday, I hype it up in several ways:

  • Count down how many shifts left at work until my holiday.
  • Buy holiday clothes and blog my haul of them!
  • Write a list of everything I need to take with me.
  • Load the place I’m going onto my ‘Weather’ app and check it daily.
  • Start a Facebook group chat with the people I’m going to share the excitement.
  • Put a link to my hotel in my book marks and stalk the photos obsessively.
  • Make a playlist of holiday songs that remind me for previous trips – who else has ONE song from each holiday that is constantly played while away and brings back the memories when you come back?

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I think the funniest way I prep has to be the Facebook chat. When I was going to Florida, we had one between the four of us. When I went to Cyprus with my family and some friends we had a massive chat, there were about 10 of us and it was great because not everyone had met each other.

Every time one of us got excited, we could share it with everyone else and we would all get chatting about the holiday and it really made the build up massive – my brother had the app on his phone that counted down the holiday and sent screen shots every day, one of the guys went a week before us and sent us photos and told us the temperature – I’d recommend this totally if you’re going with a group of people!

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How do you hype up your holiday? Be sure to share your favourite ways of getting using the #HolidayHype hashtag!

Oh, and all the photos are from my last holiday to Cyprus. And that’s me in the air. Amazing holiday.

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9 Comments

  • Tracy

    I leave on holiday tonight and I’m soooo excited. It’s my first time traveling with a friend here so double excitement points. Got the blog on auto-pilot and will just have to fill up my Buffer queue once while I’m away 😀

    Who is behind the #HolidayHype hashtag? This is the first I’ve heard of it!

  • Richel V.

    I’m going on a holiday tomorrow and I hype myself up by looking at the photos of the place! Then I read blogs that post about it and basically make a countdown myself!

  • Fashion and Frappes

    Honestly sad to hear about people worrying about weight and makeup – its just annoying that the pressure is there. I recently went to Lithuania and made it a no-makeup holiday! My way to get readying for holidays is to obsessively research bars and restaurants in the holiday place!

  • Lucy

    Totally sympathise with the worrying about your weight before holiday comment. I’ve never been worried about my weight until I had a baby and absolutely everyone has a view, comment or something to say. I get excited in looking around what there is to do in the area and making a shortlist for holiday Lucy X

  • Shireen L. Platt

    Okay, honestly I used to be obsessed with my weight and I get paranoid after eating a meal. I control my portions too but I was a miserable hag. These days I am much better, I eat what I want, when I want and just double my yoga intensity later. LOL!

  • Sarah

    ONLY 31%?? What? So the rest of them shouldn’t even be allowed to take their holidays! I’m ridiculously excited as soon as I know I’m about the press the ‘book it now’ button! Once it’s confirmed that the trip is happening I’m like a kid on too much sugar. From shopping, planning, prepping, discussion forums, YouTubing, more shopping, more planning, MORE prepping. It doesn’t stop! For me, the pre-holiday is the first step to the holiday! I even have night before rituals that I go through whenever I’m going away haha! Florida holidays are probably my most fun to plan, I’m always making lists and itineraries! My dad is just as bad, and we have a folder filled with past trips plans haha – that’s either really weird OR really clever, as we can look back on things we’ve already done and get ideas for upcoming trips!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Kezzie

    I totally get excited about my holidays! I am very excited about my 12 day cruise in the summer holiday and also a trip to France. It’s funny thouhg- I was SO not excited about my recent trip to Germany as we were camping and I had a rotten cold- i was really grumpy about it and then it turned out to be brilliant despite the cold, and the rain and the hard ground of camping!!!x

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