If you are planning a trip to Thailand and expect to spend some time travelling around the country, then be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime! You truly will have a wonderful experience as Thailand is renowned for being one of the most exciting and hospitable countries in the world. That said, when you’re swept up in all of the excitement, it will likely be quite easy to neglect your usual healthy routine. In this article, we’re going to share some tips on how to remain on the straight and narrow while otherwise distracted by all of the amazing sights, sounds, and sensations that the land of smiles has to offer!
Not only that, but travelling in a post-COVID-19 world has very much changed the landscape. It’s important to follow protocol and respect the rules of each country you visit.
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1. Write a daily schedule
Whether you do it before you go to sleep at night or when you wake up every morning, take the time to write out a daily schedule. This could be over your morning coffee at breakfast. You can add small wins and make sure that you try to set some time aside for a little exercise.
The fact is, you’re going to be doing a whole lot more walking than usual as you wonder around the many fantastic sites that Thailand has to offer, but most quality hotels and short-term rental accommodation such as The Met Sathorn will have fitness centres and swimming pools so you’ll be able to easily fit a few rounds into your day.
If you try to keep your day to day as close to you regular routine as possible, even better!
2. Break up the partying as much as possible
Particularly if you are travelling alone, Thailand’s wonderful night life and excellent expat community may invariably corrupt you to partying more than you usually would. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing when you are on holiday, make sure you try to break it up as much as possible.
Take a few days off drinking after big nights out and enjoy some healthy food and drinks to allow your body time to recover.
3. Drink your body-weight in water!
OK, so perhaps don’t drink that much, however, make sure you remain thoroughly hydrated. Thailand’s hot weather is arguably beautiful, but it can certainly take its toll on your hydration levels. Drink as much water throughout the day as you can.
4. Embrace Thai cuisine
Thai food is some of the most delicious in the entire world and to make it even better, it’s incredibly healthy as well! So, lean into Thai food and embrace the cuisine, because it will be great for your health.
It might be tempting to have some comfort food from home, such as McDonalds and Pizza, but these aren’t good for you. Try to be brave and experience new dishes!
5. Meditate and journal your experiences
Thailand is a beautiful country with a rich cultural tapestry, so embrace the spiritual nature of the journey and make time for meditation. Whether you’ve tried it before or not, practising mindfulness while on your adventures will work wonders for your mental health.
Additionally, journaling your adventures is a brilliant way to demonstrate your gratitude and maintain a positive outlook – thus leading to greater happiness and wellbeing.