I can’t remember the last time I took a holiday. You know, really switch off and relax.
Well what do you know, I’m finally going on vacation this year. It’s been a while since my last holiday but it’s finally here and I’m really excited!
A chance to unwind and relax.
So, my family and I are in Ireland for a couple of weeks, spending time with my wife’s family.
Why do you need a holiday?
Every now and again you need to escape from your every day life. If you don’t have some proper downtime you’re going to burnout. You need some time to repair and recuperate. When you are constantly at work your immune system becomes suppressed leaving you susceptible to illness. You’re also going to be less effective in your work and generally more lack lustre if you don’t have time off.
Do you feel stressed? There are so many people dealing with stress and when this kicks in our bodies turn to fight or flight mode and produce stress-fighting hormones. This really isn’t good for you in the long term but it’s one that a lot of us are increasingly finding ourselves in.
How exactly can a holiday help me?
Well, sometimes we need to take a holiday from ourselves. Computers, smartphones and social media can be a constant reliance. Whilst this is great for your business and communication, you can so easily become heavily reliant on them. I know I am… It does everyone good to take a break and remember that the world won’t fall apart we don’t tweet or connect with others online for a week or two!
Holidays give us time to reconnect with family and quality time to bond that we often don’t have at home and to create memories to share in years to come.
At the end of the day, we also need a certain amount of downtime to be inspired, be more creative and to think up our big ideas.
We also need downtime to get inspiration, be more creative and just to dream up our best ideas. How often have you been looking for a solution to a problem only to find the perfect solution when you’ve stopped thinking about it? It can be really restrictive for anyone to be creative and to product their best work without thinking time.
Going on vacation, spending time in different places and connecting with family members also gives us the chance to build new relationships but also to reaffirm existing ones.
Taking the time to rest and unwind allows us to nurture positive thoughts and feelings.
So what are your plans for a vacation?
I’ve only just started on my holiday. What are your plans? What do you want to get out of your holiday?
The final question I have for you is what are you still reading for? Go and get your holidays booked now!
See you all in two weeks!