The Benefits of a Weekend Getaway

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How often do you give yourself a break – a proper chance to recuperate and recharge your batteries? Busy schedules demand so much attention that some people never stop, but this can be detrimental to our physical and mental health, productivity and even relationships. Read on to learn about the benefits of a weekend away.

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A chance to unwind

Whether it’s down to a build-up of stress at work, a tough few weeks looking after the kids or the sense of being trapped in the monotony of your everyday life, everyone needs a chance to unwind.
Getting away from the house puts a stop to constant reminders of the chores that need to be done and escaping from the office every now and again protects workers from burnout, helping them to be more creative and productive on their return.

Health benefits

Stress is not all in the mind – it can also have devastating effects on the body if you do not give yourself time to relax. Feeling stressed over a long period of time can not only leave you feeling irritable and on edge but can also raise your blood pressure and put you at risk of stroke and heart disease.
This is where a lazy weekend getaway steps in. Leave your troubles behind as you arrive at an idyllic UK destination or book a couple of days off work and head overseas to really get away from it all – your body will thank you for it. Wherever your preference for short breaks Superbreak can help to organise a great value hotel package.

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Spend quality time with quality people

Unfortunately the pace of modern life does not spare people much time to see their loved ones. Even if you live in the same house, it’s difficult to disconnect from work and household chores and set aside enough time to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.
A short break will give you plenty of time to spend with the people that you don’t get to see enough, whether that is a partner, family or friends.

Practical considerations

Opting for a weekend getaway is cheaper than going on a full-blown holiday for two whole weeks. In the current economic climate, weekend breaks are more finance friendly and are less likely to cause you money-related stress on your return.
In addition, weekend breaks means using up less holiday days from work. A two or three night break may not sound like much, but it’s enough time to let you relax, unwind and recharge the batteries, meaning that you’ll bounce back into normal life refreshed and raring to go.
Are you planning on taking a short trip in the next couple of months? Where are you planning on going?

Photos by Ian Sane via Flickr Creative Commons

3 Responses

  1. Riya
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    Awesome benefits, that's why people need to go away on weekend getaways.

  2. I totally agree! Travel, even if for a few days, is awesome therapy!

  3. You've convinced me!

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