Both mentally and physically, a walking holiday is one of the most beneficial types of break a tourist can indulge in. When compared to typical fly-and-flop holidays, it can benefit your levels of mental awareness and concentration, as well as your overall physical shape.
However, as with any other type of activity involving exercise, it is possible that some neophytes attempting a walking holiday for the first time will find it hard to stay motivated. Even seasoned walkers may, on occasion, have difficulty keeping their head ‘in the game’, so to speak. This could be due to a number of reasons, from personal problems to disillusionment, and does not necessarily indicate a lack of commitment, but simply a need to re-focus your attention.
Should you find yourself in such a situation, it could be useful to know that a great way to keep your spirits up is to set yourself goals and try to beat them. These don’t need to be lofty goals at all – in fact, it is better to take it slow and one step at a time. However, the satisfaction of knowing what you can achieve can be an excellent motivator, and you may just find yourself up and running again in no time! This is also why experts recommend that you keep track of your progress.
Alternatively, you may find that your friends or your walking holiday group may provide the necessary encouragement to get your mind into the right place and have you racking up the miles once more. The important thing is never to let yourself get completely discouraged: if you feel a downward curve coming, stifle it and carry on!