Sandwell Mind

Why Going On Holiday Is Good For You

Birds eye view

For many people, going on holiday is their chance to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and recharge their batteries. Going away is truly beneficial, a relaxing break can be fabulous for you and here are the reasons why.

Your Physical Health

Breaks offer you the chance to get some much needed sleep away from distraction and day to day disturbance. A long morning lie-in and an afternoon siesta in the sunshine is a perfect way to catch up and give your body that much needed rest. Getting good quality sleep will improve your bodies health, make you feel and look young and promote and strengthening your immune system.

In the long term, making regular trips away can reduce your future chance of illness. Prolonged stress in your day to day life can be bad for your heart. Relaxing often can really help your body. In addition to this Sunshine is the perfect way to get your vitamin D dosage. Being in the sunlight little and often is brilliant for the body and boosting it after the cold winters.

Asleep in the sun

Sleeping on vacation


Your Mind

Going abroad is also brilliant for our mental health. Giving our minds the chance to leave all stress and worries of work, deadlines and bills at home. Letting all these worries go will allow you to rewind and de-stress. This will improve your brain for when you leave your much needed holiday, so you return feeling focused, with brilliant concentration levels and with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

Being away gives you the freedom to do the things that you enjoy and that make you happy. Weather this is, scuba diving, hiking or just lying buy the pool and ready a great book! Allowing time for you, is so important for your mind and nourishing yourself.

Lady reading a book

Reading a book


If your away, then this is the perfect opportunity to reflect, look at yourself and your life and discover new things within yourself. Creating time to just be in your own company will allow you to clear your mind and meditate and rejuvenate.

A lady at peace

Lady looking at a view

It’s conclusion it is always important to treat yourself and to get that important time away to nurture and treat your body and mind, and most importantly enjoy yourself.

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