3 insights why you should give your bedroom an upgrade during the holiday period

The summer is coming. Last period - after two lost Corona summers - we made a lot of holiday plans. It took weeks. Compare accommodation until late at night. What are the reviews of the hotel? Doesn't that nice accommodation - which was full - have room after all?

If you are going to do something tropical, you still have the visa and vaccination concerns to deal with. On the Route du Soleil we carefully avoid the black and red Saturdays. Now we can finally leave, there is a fuss at Schiphol. Maybe we won't go at all. Panic!

Whatever you do, holidays are hard work and it starts with the preparations. Some call it anticipation, others call it holiday stress. One thing is certain, once the holiday arrives, you will be in great need of it. We often forget how nice it is to be at home. A few personal insights.

1. The FOMO Holiday Vibe

Everyone is on vacation except you. Everyone shares the most beautiful pictures of the most special beaches and eateries on Instagram. No one shares how disappointing the accommodation is. They didn't invest weeks of holiday stress, I mean anticipation, for that. And you? You feed the neighbor's cat. You water the plants at your sister's house and you guard the fort at the office alone.

Everyone is celebrating Instagramable holidays. And so you are home. Doing mountains of work. Keeping all the balls in the air. You're running wild. If anyone deserves to treat themselves a little, it's you. That can be very small. For example, a good night's sleep with wonderful luxurious bedding . And the great thing is, when everyone has returned from holiday, you will still look like a prince.

2. The holidays are over in no time and forgotten even faster

It doesn't matter whether you go for a five-day weekend or two weeks. Once back you immediately lose the holiday and the holiday feeling. Strangely enough, on holiday you always need a few days (I myself at least a week) to let go of your work. Finding your way on holiday always takes some time. But vice versa, things happen very quickly. Two days at the office (work) and you completely lose the holiday feeling; as if you've never been away.

There are a number of solutions to this.

  • Going on holiday permanently. It sounds ridiculous and it kind of is, but that might just be jealousy. There are people who rent out their house and live for next to nothing, somewhere in the tropics. You'll just never have a holiday from your holiday again. By going on permanent holiday, you completely abolish the concept of "holiday". It's all very meta. I wouldn't burn my fingers on it.
  • Instead of a long holiday, often a holiday. There are psychologists who believe that this is better. After your (short) holiday you can immediately start the “anticipation” of your next holiday. You automatically train yourself as a holiday consultant. In the period between holidays you actually have two jobs. This way you can be sure that you are often ready for a holiday.
  • After your holiday, keep the holiday feeling for as long as possible. Not by eating rotten chicken on the street and having to go to the toilet 10 times a night. You can easily take the positive things home with you. No longer building Excel on your PC late at night, but instead reading a book. Nobody forbids you to read a book at home, yet most people only read on holiday. You can of course also enjoy a good night's sleep in luxurious bedding , just like you did in that overpriced luxury hotel on the Côte d'Azur, at home. Not just for a week, but all year round. This way you can enjoy your holiday all year round.

3. East west, home is best

The anticipation is already hard work. But once you're on holiday, it's a complete ordeal. Mosquitoes buzzing and biting all night long. Sweltering heat so you can't sleep a wink. A bad mattress and even worse pillow. In fact, the entire holiday seems designed to rob you of your night's sleep. Fortunately, on holiday you have all day to rest and recover from bad nights.

A bit dull, often enough you also sleep in a wonderfully luxurious bed with wonderfully luxurious bedding . But your own bedroom, your own bed, is the best place to sleep. If you compare your own bedroom to all the fantastic places in the world, your own bed is still the nicest place in the whole world to be. If not, I recommend you change that quickly. A nice pillow and wonderfully luxurious bedding will go a long way.

Enjoy the holidays everyone. And enjoy your own bed even more!