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5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Holiday

Posted by Bertie Badger on Aug 28, 2014 3:25:00 PM

Reasons Why You Should Take a HolidayLife can be hard. Life is hard.

We spend our days following a monotonous routine: wake up, eat, work, eat, wash, eat, sleep. Restart. And if you have children you have the added stress of trying to raise them into functioning human’s on top of this.

But do you know what? You deserve a break. A break from this routine; some alone time to recharge and relax away from all of life’s dramas. With the summer coming to an end, you may not think it’s the time for a holiday but here is some reasons why we think a September break is just what you need:

1. The School Summer Holidays

Though the school summer holidays are more or less at their end, you’ve just had to deal with the inconvenience of suffering crowded restaurants, streets, shops and roads since July. For the last six weeks, your five minute coffee break at the local Starbucks has consumed your entire lunch hour as you queue behind groups of teenagers waiting for the cream frappes, at the end of which you can’t even guarantee a seat to enjoy your caffeine fix and blueberry muffin.

You may think things will go back to normal from then, but remember – a new batch of university students will be flooding the cities later this month!

Escape somewhere nice where you can get your coffee when you want it without having to worry you’ll appear in the background of someone’s #starbucksselfie

2. Change of Scenery

A change in your surrounding can go a long way in helping you maintain your sanity.

Going to the same places every day and doing the same things offers very little in terms of mental stimulus and will eventually result in stress and maybe even laziness.

Visiting new places and trying new things keeps your brain sharp and can be very fulfilling. You’ll quickly find yourself with a lot more energy, leaving you feeling recharged and ready for anything.

3. Create Memories

Doing the same thing day-in day-out turns everything into a big forgettable blur.  You need to break up your year a few times just so you can tell one month from the next and stop it all from merging into what seems like one never-ending day.

One of the most important reasons why you should take a holiday is that you create new memories through experiencing different cultures or trying new activities. The memories you create will stay with you forever and the story of your travels can always be shared with friends and family.

4. Discover New Food

Trying food from other countries is always a great excuse to get away. All over the world different cultures prepare their food depending on the ingredients and resources available to them, opening up an infinite option of flavours to which you are likely ignorant.

You may not think you need to bother visiting Asia with row after row of takeaways at your convenience, but these are hardly the true article! Of course you don't have to travel to the other end of the world for some tasty new food! There are chefs throughout Britain with unique and inventive styles that will blow your mind!

This is why we believe that one of the best (and most delicious) reasons why you should take a holiday is to expand your palette by introducing new and exotic foods to your diet!

5. You’ve worked too hard!

There could be hundreds of reasons why you should take a holiday, but in the end it all comes down to this: you’re a hard worker and deserve a break!

UK employees work longer hours than almost all of Europe – averaging 42.7 hours per week – while in countries, such as France, the standard working week is just 35 hours per week. This means that over the course of a year you are literally working hundreds of hours more than your European counterpart .

Think of all those hours spent trying to meet deadlines and given yourself a headache for staring at a computer for 9 hours out of your day! You’d be surprised how quickly you regenerate after a long weekend away!