Why It Is Important For You to Take a Holiday From Work

17th May, 2017
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. 

Improve concentration

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 satisfaction  

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 too.

Improve your health

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 system. 


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 villas? Many of them have some spectacular views of the sea and private pools to ensure that you have the most relaxing holiday.