First of all, it needs to be addressed… who doesn’t like the idea of a holiday? In the past few years, I’ve travelled to more places than I ever thought imaginable, and every time I get bitten by the wanderlust-bug that little bit more.
Last weekend I spent time in a new and exciting city and this week I’ve been buzzing from that time away, which has made me feel more motivated than I have done in a long while.
There are so many different types of breaks
Sometimes booking a trip can be overlooked because there are so many other things in life that we put first; bills, food shopping, work and general adulting. Let’s face it, life is hard, and it’s okay to admit that. This is why it’s important that you take a break so that you are able to recharge your batteries and appreciate the beauty of the world again, as that is what is so important.
Some people don’t like to admit that they need a break as they assume that it implies they’re weak, but this isn’t the case at all. Everyone needs a break – a holiday, a trip, some time away from everyday life – it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and can be the most exhilarating experience.
Here are some more reasons why it’s important to take a well-earned break.
You need to spend quality time with your loved ones.
This doesn’t mean sitting in front of the tv in silence, or fiddling with your phones at the dinner table, it means getting out of the house and spending real time together – doing activities, playing around, and most importantly laughing with one another.
Holidays are the best way to do this because you’re in a new environment and that in itself is exciting, amidst being in a new and exciting place to explore.
You need to unwind.
The more we go through life, the busier it seems to get and no one has any time to waste anymore. It’s essential that we all have time to switch off otherwise your mind will be ticking far more than it needs to.
This can be done by sitting by the pool, or dancing the night away while drinking your freshly made sangria on the beach. Places like Interhome ensure you get the luxury you deserve on your trip.
You need to broaden the mind.
Yes it’s a cliche saying that travel broadens the mind, but it couldn’t be more true. Going on holiday is a brilliant way of getting inspired and opening the mind up more than it is because you see so much – such a diversity of people, cultures, landscapes, and food (the most important factor, in my opinion).
You may see something that changes your whole outlook on life, or come up with an idea to make things better or easier once you’re back home. It’s all about going through new experiences and activities that you’re not used to. Step out of your comfort zone and enjoy every second of it.
You need to have something to look forward to.
No matter how far away your holiday may be, whether that’s in a few weeks, or next year – it’s still something to look forward to. When you’re down or wanting to give up, you can focus your mind on the holiday and know that the struggle will all be worth it once you’re there sipping mojitos in the sun.
Just the knowing holds so much power that will turn your negative thinking into a positive one and keep you ticking over.
If you still find you haven’t made your mind up, or feel like you don’t have enough time to go away – make time. It’ll be worth it in the long run.