The very word Switzerland reminds us of the delectable cheeses and the delicious chocolates that are available in the beautiful country. Of course, there is more to the Swiss than the tasty treats that are available in Switzerland, there are alpine mountains, and chic watches, not to forget the daily quirks or the lifestyle trends that they follow, this is what makes them pretty unique. Their lifestyle trends are not only unique but also seem eccentric to the other parts of the world. The natives of Switzerland integrate these daily quirks that may seem eccentric to some of us, but to the Swiss people, these are a way of life.
Traveling Around Switzerland
People in Switzerland do not prefer to go about town by car, yes they choose to travel in different ways. They are conscious of their environment and choose to travel by public transport. It helps that they have a fantastic transport system including their extensive railway systems around the world. They also believe in punctuality and travel from one place to another pretty fast. They even have a Lucerne-based Museum of Transport, which is one of the most popular museums in the country.
Swiss Food and Meal Timings
While most of us enjoy a good meal the Swiss are also overtly particular about their meals. When it comes to meal timings they are pretty strict too. They plan all their meals, even their snacks, and they have them on time. The Swiss diet changes from workdays to weekends. Their meals during the weekends are said to be quicker versions while their meals during the weekends tend to be more luxurious and exotic meals. There are a few types of foods that are available only in Switzerland.
Resting and Staying Active
In Switzerland, they take their resting and relaxing very seriously. While on workdays they work to the best of their ability during weekends, they tend to let their hair down. They keep it active as they pick from multiple choices available to them. Either they ski in the alpine mountains or prefer to swim in the nearby lakes. They also choose to munch on their breakfast, zmorges which they eat around 6:30-7:30 am during weekdays and eat around 9:00 am during the weekends.
They are the pioneers of maintaining a proper work-life balance. They also are in tune with the surrounding nature which has a positive impact on their lives. They love to ski, hike, cycle, swim, and/or swim bathe around the lakes which helps them to enjoy their leisure days to the full. While the rest of the world prefers to be mall rats on a Sunday. The Swiss have their shops closed on Sundays so that they can venture out and do more of the outdoorsy stuff. This gives them all rejuvenation they need to tackle the week ahead.
The Sociable Aspect of The Swiss
The Swiss may not be called particularly sociable but intrinsically they are known as polite people. They love to greet strangers on the streets and are always friendly, in fact being friendly is second nature to them. The next time you visit Switzerland, greet a person on the streets and you will be rewarded with a friendly hello by the person you greet. They also follow certain social etiquette such as introducing themselves on the phone even before they know who is on the other end and who is calling. They don't just gulp down their wine when they are at a guest's place, they wait for the host to raise a toast before they sip on their wine. They also bring gifts for the children of their host's house. And they fail to call before dropping in. They also never forget to pronounce 'Bon Appétit' before putting a morsel in their mouth.
Aren't their quirky lifestyle interesting to know? We are sure there are many a lesson to know from the Swiss lifestyle. Even if they seem quirky they work because the Swiss people are regarded as one of the most healthy people in the world. Let's incorporate some of the lifestyle choices made by the Swiss; try and lead a lifestyle that is in sync with nature promising a world of health benefits.