I’m sure none of you can deny that holiday fun can recharge or rejuvenate you.
Going on a fun holiday is good for your body, mind, and soul.
Not to mention, the time you get for romancing your partner, if you have one!
According to experts, regular holidays are absolutely essential nowadays – they aren’t a luxury any longer.
I can understand how the busyness of life can get to you and stop you from having any holiday fun.
Are you also a person who is chained to your desk and works 24×7? Do you also feel bad and guilty for taking any holiday break that’s so essential?
Well, this post is to inspire you to reconsider your decision and head on to have holiday fun, either alone, or with friends, or your family. And if it’s just the two of you, it’s a great time for a second honeymoon!
“Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.” ~ William James
Speaking of which, as most of you know, I’m already having fun on my holiday for the year and would be carrying on doing so for another 2 weeks! I am taking my break, how about you?
I hope one or more of these reasons inspire you to have holiday fun to recharge yourself too.
Reasons Why Holiday Fun Recharge You
Although the list is endless, but here are 8 reasons of why going on a holiday and having fun can rejuvenate you.
1- You feel inspired
Sometimes work can get to us and the stresses of life make us lose the gusto for work. Stagnant surroundings and routine work can make everything very dull and boring.
That’s the time you need to get inspired to get your creativity juices flowing and back on line.
When you have lots of love, sunlight, laughter, exercise, good and healthy food, sex, and fresh air – you are full of enthusiasm once again.
Doing things that inspire you, or those that you want to do, and visiting places that move you do the trick! It does work wonders for me, and I’m sure it must be making a difference to your lifestyle too.
2- You breathe easier
You cannot deny the fact that the pollution in the cities and the air in the urban areas is dirty and congested most of the time.
You need to clear up your lungs and bloodstream and give them the fresh air every few months. And how do you do this?
By visiting holiday fun spots that aren’t populated, which could be places near rainforests, snow fields, and towns that are high above sea level (this is where I’m headed in another week!)
You can literally feel the freshness in the atmosphere and feel refreshed yourself. Try it out
3- You sleep better
Ah…don’t we all need sleep! I know a lot of you, like me, are deprived of sleep, especially because of the kind of busy lifestyle you and me lead.
Besides this, your city might be having a noisy neighborhood, or the sound of traffic, and other sounds that disturb your sleep can lead to additional stress headaches and blood pressure.
The key to catch up on lost sleep is to go on a vacation and have fun by choosing a quiet and peaceful place that lowers stress levels. I am doing just that – trying to catch up with my sleep.
4- You rebuild your body and stay fit
Vacations force you to walk around, chase your kids, swim, climb hills, and play sports or other such holiday fun activities that help you regain your fitness.
Moving around while having fun on your holidays boosts your blood circulation, which is good for your heart and immune system.
Your body is able to fight sickness better when you are on holidays because it doesn’t work as hard as you don’t have the stresses of work pressure of a nine to five job.
It’s a known fact that health problems like migraines, back pain, and sore throats vanish when you’re having holiday fun.
Just the simple fact that you are standing upright and moving around all the time instead of sitting on your desk or your computer helps you feel and look a lot better and fitter.
5- You reconnect with your partner or spouse
When you want to stop rushing through life and take a breather – going on a holiday and having fun is the best thing you can do. It’s the best way to reconnect with your partner too!
Everyday stress and tiredness can get in-between your partner and spouse, which can lessen your intimacy and passion.
So, to rekindle the love in your marriage or bond with your partner, move out of your boring, old bedroom and get to some vacation spot and have holiday fun together.
It could be a secluded mountain cabin, or a seaside place, or anyplace for that matter – where you can bring back the good old times and get the fires burning once again.
Let me mention here that even some studies indicate that the male and female fertility rates are higher outside the congested and polluted cities! So, what are you waiting for?
6- You bond better with your kids
If you are married and have kids, then having holiday fun with them is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family.
If you are both working parents, or even if you have no time as a father or mother for your kids, perhaps taking out time for a family holiday fun trip would do wonders for you.
Let’s face it; you and I lose out on spending quality time with our kid’s because we all lead busy lives. Even our kids get busy in their lives nowadays.
More so, kids tend to get tired, stressed, and moody if not taken out for vacations. In such a case going for a holiday in the right thing you can do.
At our end, the summer vacations have started a few weeks back and most families are already having a holiday with their loved ones. So, how about you? Aren’t you planning a vacation too?
7- You become more productive and a better person
Don’t you just feel so good when you look at nature’s beauty surrounding you, venture into the countryside, or witness the view from atop the hills?
Don’t your eyes or brains feel refreshed? Why does this happen?
That’s because your eyes get so used to seeing only black and white (when you work!), or the drab grey of life that you forget to appreciate the other colors of life and enjoy living in the moment.
When you see or do the same things, life becomes monotonous. It reduces your mind’s efficiency, thus, you need things like going on to have holiday fun to boost your productivity.
When you take a break, you perform better at work when you return. You also get time for self-reflection.
Even people around you notice the positive change in your nature because you are much calmer, relaxed, and refreshed to take up things once again.
8- You treasure memories
Whether you are having holiday fun alone or with loved ones, you will always treasure and value the memories for years to come. The precious moments of togetherness will always remain with you.
Such memories make you feel good when you remember them or talk about them with your partner, kids, or family members.
So, even if you’re entangled in the hustle – bustle of your working life, such memories take you away to your happy moments and act as stress busters.
You see things that your eyes otherwise could only dream of and feel them only when you are present at such vacation spots. Not to mention that you permit yourself to be silly and have fun on a holiday!
You even meet new people as you visit new places and this can help you make new contacts and friends.
“A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” ~ Morris Fishbein
Research conducted at the State University of New York revealed that men who take vacations every year lessen their overall risk of death by nearly 20 percent, and their risk from heart diseases by 30 percent.
Similarly, according to a recent study, women who took more than 2 vacations a year were less likely to suffer from tension and depression as compared to women who only when on vacation once in two years.
Aren’t these good enough reasons for you to go and have your share of holiday fun?
Whatever way you choose, have fun without stress and enjoy your vacations being together. Remember, you need to find time for yourself.
You need to give yourself a break and you can do that by resting, recharging, and rejuvenating yourself, so that you are all geared up when you come back from having a holiday fun.
“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” ~ Amanda Bradley
So, are you ready to leave for your vacation? If not, what’s stopping you? And if you are – then go ahead and join your loved ones to connect with them.
Remember, these moments will never come again – so make the most of them.
Over to you –
When was the last time you took a vacation? Are you planning to have any holiday fun this year? If so, where do you plan going, and what do you plan doing. Share in the comments below.
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Posted on: June 18th, 2013
Last Updated on: March 17th, 2015