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why it is important for you to take a holiday from work

For many of us,
summer is related to taking a few days off to enjoy the sunshine, whether it is
at home or abroad. However, as summer is fast approaching, you may not have
even thought about your holiday this year, and this the case for a lot of us.

Due to work
commitments, we often worry that we are just too busy to take some time off,
and even think that our workload may double while we are away. You may be
incredibly successful in your career, but it is also incredibly important to give
yourself a break, and below you will find out the reasons why.


Reducing stress

When you are having a
stressful day or feeling under pressure at work, it is hard to see things
clearly or rationally. By taking a proper holiday, it can give you perspective
on the role of your job and what impact it is having on your life. Making sure
you are aware of this viewpoint on your work and life balance when you
eventually return to work can help you maintain composure and decrease the
effect of stress and likeliness of burnout. 


Taking a holiday
can improve your effectiveness and concentration throughout the rest of the
year. Unwind from your everyday stresses, and you can return to work a whole
new person with confidence, ready to face your work-related challenges. Your
body will replenish itself, and you can feel like a brand-new person too.

Increase job

Richard Branson
has said in the past that he gives his staff unlimited holiday days as it can
lead to better teamwork and boost everyone’s morale. Work is then a combined
effort; each employee is prepared to take on one another’s roles to allow each
of them to have their time off, knowing that this is what will be done for them

Improve your

Stress puts a
strain on your body and can put your health at risk. Although we all need some
periods of stress in our lives, it is also important to know where to draw the
line and learn when you need to take some time out. A holiday will offer your
body a chance to turn off the stress systems, recuperate and repair.

Having something
to look forward to


We all look
forward to the weekend during our working week, but it is good to have something
to look forward to in the long-run. Anticipation is a key stage in life; by
having something to look forward to, no matter whatever your circumstances, it
will bring you happiness knowing that you have something to look forward to.



Not having enough
sunlight is thought to trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a
depressive condition that is experienced in the colder months. So, if you do
suffer from sadness through autumn and winter, going on holiday may help
alleviate symptoms.

Research has also
shown that blood levels of vitamin D are lowest in winter months when the sun
is rarely out. When exposed to sunlight, the body has the ability to convert
vitamin A from the sun into vitamin D, and this can help strengthen the immune


Taking a holiday
can often evoke happy memories, and harnessing memories can be used as an
effective relaxation aid to help us unwind as it releases ‘feel good’ hormones
to the brain. 

So if this has
made you want to book a holiday this year, why not look at our range of luxury Cote d’Azur
? Many of them have some spectacular views of the sea and private
pools to ensure that you have the most relaxing holiday.  

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