Putting off planning your next holiday? Looking for the perfect excuse to make use of your hard-earned holiday leave? Discover just some of the many reasons why you should take regular holidays below.
We all need to recharge our batteries
When you work for a long period of time without a well deserved holiday, not only can stress start to build, but you may also notice a decline in the quality of your work or you may experience signs that you need a break, such as headaches, muscle tension, shortness of breath and memory issues. Taking a break of any kind, whether it’s short or long, active or relaxing can do wonders, recharging and reinvigorating our bodies.
Not only can holidays do wonders for your personal well being, but they can also be a great opportunity to strengthen your relationships with your partner, family and friends. Spending time together and bonding over shared experiences allows you to reconnect and invest in these all-important relationships.
Rest can help you reach your peak
With deadlines looming and more than our fair share of work to complete, it can be difficult to find the ‘right’ time to take a holiday. While there might never actually be a ‘right’ time, it’s important to take time to focus on your well being and personal relationships.
Similar to how professional athletes need to rest between competitions to ensure they perform at their peak, we too should take time to unwind, relax and recharge our batteries. After taking time to rest, you’ll find yourself feeling more energetic, focused and ready to take on the task at hand.
You can make a good holiday feeling last
For many of us, holidays leave us feeling healthier, more rested and more connected to the people around us. However, it can be difficult to maintain these positive effects after you return to your day-to-day life. Making a conscious effort to introduce some good habits, such as getting more sleep or eating better, can do wonders in improving your physical and mental health. If you do pick up some good habits during your holiday, take the time to add them to your daily routine.