As I said before, happiness could very well be a state of mind. If this is the case, then most everyone could remain happy even if they face some difficulties as they travel to and from their vacation destination. Here are some more tips on how to condition yourself and stay cool during your summer trip.
Bring along a huge bag of humor.
For those who are naturally easy going and have a sense of humor, this should not be a problem. But what about those of us who are, let us say, a bit on the uptight side? Well, there is nothing to do but gather up every teeny bit of “humor cells” in our bodies and put them in a bag. Lug this bag along on your trip and you’ll find that your trip will go much easier, even if you encounter glitches along the way. Try to find something silly or funny in the little things that bug you. I have found that this technique somehow minimizes the negative effect of adverse circumstances. Why don’t you try it yourself?
Make the whole trip out to be an adventure.
More than bringing along your sense of humor, make your whole trip out to be the adventure of your life. This is especially useful if you are going to a country that is much different from your own. It would not be so hard to “pretend” that you are embarking on an adventurous journey then. This way, you would be able to take things in stride.