Hey. Guess what?
People go to hotels for many reasons-- to sleep during a business trip, to get some much deserved rest, to hang out in while on vacation, to do seedy gross stuff that shant be mentioned.
In my recent travels, I have come to find that the things I do every time I go to a hotel are not things that other people do. I found this to be odd because I though everyone did this kind of stuff, and I also feel disappointed that not everyone is having as much fun as I am in their travels.
Here's some stuff you should try instead of just watching TV (*Disclaimer: some of my outside sources may contradict one another. I'm just giving you a taste of some of the research and ideas that are out there regarding these topics. Find what works for you):
1. Take extremely large and hot bubble baths. I use the entire bottle of shower gel they provide, and sometimes I also use the shampoo. True, many people will tell you that the bathtubs are disgusting and dirty, and I'm sure they are, however, live a little. You'll be fine. This is something you probably don't do at home. Also, turn on some sweet jams and have a bathtub dance party. This takes your bathtime from semi-basic to yowsa!
How it will make you live longer:
Stress Reduction, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, improves circulation.
Makes you happier, clears all your head crazies.
Check out this article that draws from recent research done on bathing and living: www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-156070/The-good-bath-guide.html
2. Jump on the beds. It's a form of exercise that you don't experience too often. Think about it... when's the last time you jumped up and down? Especially on something bouncy where you could exert your leg muscles? Not only the exercise (which isn't a lot, of course, but it's better than none), it helps you be more carefree. You get pumped and excited. You become a honey badger; beautiful and extraordinary. Once you are finished jumping on the bed, it's more likely that you will want to go out and do something because you've spiked your adrenaline and endorphin levels. So, in terms of the domino effect, you jump on the bed, get some exercise, get your blood pumping, get really excited, go outside, get some vitamin D from the sun, get some exercise from walking at least to your car and probably more, see lots of cool stuff, feel happier, extend your life through happiness. (This can also work with pillow fights, which is more fun to do in a hotel than at home because you don't have to worry about knocking over your stuff and breaking it).
Don't believe me?
3. Spread interesting food out all over the bed and go wild. Sure, eating a lot of pizza and chicken wings and brownies and chicken sandwiches and room service and meatballs and cheese fries and Italian food and cookies and Pringles and... sorry, I got distracted... oh yeah, so it may not be healthy to eat all of these things all of the time, but when you are at a hotel or on vacation or on a business trip, you need to spoil yourself a little bit. You only live once. I'm not saying that you should waste your one life with high cholesterol and diabetes, but I am suggesting that if you give yourself some time and space to shove your face with awesome food on a surface you are also sitting on, it is incredibly satisfying. Not giving a crap and letting it all hang loose is amazing. Do it every once in a while and make yourself happier.
4. Get naked. Have a dance party. Unless you're sharing a room with your family. This will 1. Make you more confident which will help you become more in tune with yourself and want to do better for yourself. People who love themselves live longer and happier. 2. Help you get a little bit of enjoyable exercise.
The common thread among each of these actions emphasizes that YOU need to love YOU, You need to have fun with yourself. You need to make time to enjoy yourself and be friends with yourself. If you are sitting around bored all the time or using your getaway to do something that you could easily do at home, then what is the point of doing it at all? Get out of your comfort zone, get wild and crazy, and live longer through joy.
Do it today.
Do it right now.
Ashley and Cecilia work hard, play hard, write stuff, read stuff... because they don't know what else to do with their lives.
I- We should buy something superficial
II- Buy odd clothing
I- An Unusual Social Event
I- We should go somewhere with dangerous animals
I- Somewhere with strange food
When we get ten total votes, the item with the highest number of votes will be our next expedition.
(One vote per reader, per category).