Considering the fact that you're looking forward to your vacation during the whole year, you should find a way to make the best of it. Spontaneous can be good, but you should save your need for an adventure for another opportunity, and plan this one thoroughly. In order to enable yourself to truly charge your batteries, you need to be absolutely positive that nothing can be a distraction to you - at least nothing that you can control. By going through this list, you'll be able to chronologically plan everything without missing a single thing out. The only precondition is to start with this whole thing about a month before, so there's enough time for everything.
Set the Limits of Your Budget
It won't be a useful vacation if you're going to suffer financially months after it. Sit down and carefully think about that perfectly balanced figure which will, of course, dictate the way you spend your vacation. Once you come up with that number, no matter how much money is in question, stick to it and don't go over your limits - trust me, you'll regret it later. Sure, it's nice when you have enough money to visit exotic locations and try awesome new things, but the point of a vacation is to unwind, and you can do that even in a gorgeous little cottage in the woods, right?
Once you've dealt with your budget, you probably already know the range of destinations which are available to you. However, if you don't have a clue, by visiting a website or any travel agency, you'll be able to find that out. When you do, don't pick out the first thing on the list, but do some research. Even though those places are in the same price range, they are probably different completely, and if you look them up and check their info closely, I'm sure you'll be able to find your perfect match!
After you decide which the perfect destination for you is, it's time to find equally perfect accommodation. A poor choice of accommodation can really ruin the whole vacation - if you have no experience in this area, make sure it doesn't ever happen to you because you'll regret every dollar you've spent, and nothing but stress will follow you back home. Again, you shouldn't take the first offer you encounter, but do your research and see what kind of options are at your disposal. Check out WorldEscape - their website can be quite helpful with this matter.
Once you've set the date, set your budget, do some research, pick out your destination and find the appropriate accommodation, it's time for packing! Face it, half of those items you'd normally pack won't be worn or used, so why should you make things harder for yourself and carry the unnecessary weight with you the whole time? Take a medium-sized suitcase, pack your essentials first, and throw on everything else you might need over that. It's not like you're going someplace without any stores - you'll be able to find things if you need them with no problems whatsoever. Among those necessities, remember to pack some medicine, for migraine and nausea, just in case.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
The way your vacation will go depends only on you, so make sure you leave all your troubles behind and start your journey with an open mind. All your problems will be waiting for your return, have no doubt, so there's really no point in taking them with you. While you're on your vacation, do everything that makes you feel good and don't regret it - the whole year filled with stressful long days will be waiting for you, so your vacation is the perfect time to equip yourself with patience and charge your batteries with nothing but positivity.
My suggestion is to leave all your gadgets at home. I hope you decide to listen to my tips, because my experience showed that they are a really nice recipe for a wonderful vacation. If you do use any of my pieces of advice, I'd really like you to let me know how it goes. Bon voyage!