So crazy changeable April weather is upon us and the smell of summer is in the air, days are longer, energies are stronger and both tourists and summer residents are beginning to arrive on the island. Summer billboards will be up before we can blink!
Preparing for the summer means different things to different people. Whether you are preparing for a weekend or the length of the Ibiza summer season, here are a few Essential Ibiza health and happiness tips to help make it an even healthier and happier one.
Agua! Ensure that your intake of water is always optimum. That way when the summer heat peaks you will be accustomed to drinking a minimum of 1.5 litres of water per day and keeping dehydration at bay. Aside from clarity of mind, keeping internal organs working effectively and efficiently and maintaining a clearer complexion, the most useful benefit of optimum hydration is that it will keep you naturally energised.
Back in 1999 Baz Luhrmann dispensed advice with ‘Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)’. Today it is still excellent advice (along with many more of the lyrics). We need to adapt to our climate changing and the increasing strength of the sun’s rays. Poco a poco (little by little) is the way to tan your skin. The boiled lobster look only looks good on boiled lobsters (or does it!?). The siesta has been part of the Spanish culture for centuries in order to protect us from the sun during the heat of the day… so when in Rome, as they say or in this case, when in Ibiza no need to prove Noël Coward right!
Which nicely brings me onto the next subject, Sleep. The way that the Ibiza summer lifestyle is designed, it is totally possible to get your daily quota of 7 hours, though most often, just not consecutively. Siestas and disco naps are the way forward to maintain essential Ibiza health and happiness during the summer months. Scientists have proved siestas aid memory consolidation (recommending ninety minutes), but siesta-ing simply to revive and refresh body, mind and spirit is an even better reason.
Summer in Ibiza can be a frenetic time, so don’t spread yourself too thin. Balance in all things is the key to maintaining health and happiness. Including psychologically. FOMO (fear of missing out) is more than an acronym; it’s a psychological disorder according to the New York Times. It is what last century was defined as ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ but has been magnified by this century’s modern technology as we are increasingly spoon feed constant comparison with endless electronic updates. The key to health and happiness is to run your own race.
Wishing you a great April and Essential Health and Happiness always.
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