Mandy Kloppers

Why Holiday Breaks Are Crucial For Your Body & Soul

We are all busy, there’s just no getting around it. From work to looking after the home, caring for children or elderly parents there is an endless drudgery that just has to be contended with. There is little wonder that many people believe that they simply don’t have time for a holiday. Yet, when you consider the benefits in regards to both your physical and mental health, do you really have the time not to take a holiday? Read on to find out why it is crucial that you take a break from everyday life for both your body and your soul.

Allowing for casual downtime gives your mind and body time to rest 

Our minds are on the go constantly, especially when we don’t take a break from our smartphones. Many of us take them to bed with us and just deal with one email after another without thought for the rest time that our mind may need. Getting away can be the thing that jolts many out of this habit. They find themselves having the freedom to really unwind and give their mind and body the downtime that they really need. Some people even leave their phone at home

Making time for your loved ones strengthens connections  

When families are busy they rarely get time to bond. They just spend day after day chasing after the next thing that needs completing. A holiday forces you to just be together, which can help you to reconnect. Those connections will make things a lot easier between you all when you return home because you have a bit more understanding and compassion towards each other. We wrote a blog post recently that talked about the contentment that can be found in spending time with loved ones.  

You embrace your adventurous side and explore 

Embracing your inner adventurer can be a really great boost for your self-esteem. Trying new things could, for instance, help you unlock hidden talents or just make you feel good because you can actually do something you didn’t know you could. Why not try, as an example try British Virgin Islands Yacht rental and see how you get on navigating your way on the water? 

A change in scenery can usher in a fresh energy and perspective about life 

Just a change in scenery can prompt you to be more reflective and really open up to feelings that you didn’t know you had. Changing up your surroundings could be the key to help you make big decisions in life that have been holding you back. Changing your everyday view has so many other mental health benefits too, make sure you factor in time for your dose of a different environment.  

Vacations allow us to be outside more and enjoy nature 

Being outdoors is so good for both our body and our mind. Nature gives us clarity, gets us moving and also gets us that regular dose of vitamin D that we need. Yet, as we go about our lives we very rarely factor in spending time in nature. Many of us do, however, find the time when we are on holiday. Just one more reason why you should not forgo your holiday this year or ever again. 

Mandy X

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