Weekend getaways aren’t a want. They’re a need
In today’s day of work over-time, exam stress and the pressures of daily life, it seems to become more and more difficult to take time off from your daily life and indulge in a well-deserved break. ‘There’s no time’, ‘there’s not enough money’, ‘there’s too much work’, etc. There will always be a reason to not take a break from your regular schedule but know this – taking mini vacations over the weekends, like maybe at a resort, are very important for your health both physically and mentally.
The “I work best under pressure” attitude isn’t your friend. When you work yourself too much, you are more likely to harm yourself. Your body takes a beating, your sleep will suffer, and even the genetic material in the cells of your body may start altering in a bad way. You are also prone to become more irritable, and fretful. This will soon affect your memory, leading you to make poor decisions. If this isn’t enough a warning, remember that all these things lead you to lose the zest in life, making you boring, isolated and in the end, depressed!
Not a very pretty picture, is it? A very simple way to avoid this is to avoid stress as much as possible. Take a weekend off to have fun and appreciate the minute but nifty things in life. Worried it might affect your work? It will, but in a good way. Studies show that a person who takes regular breaks from work and maintains a work-life balance, is more likely to be efficient than a person who is working all the time. Regular breaks help boost creativity, expose you to new ideas and improve your overall development.
Indulge in a fun outdoor activity like cricket to loosen yourself up and smash the stress outside the boundary of your life. Always remember that play is just as important as work. Playing sports helps in boosting the immune system, increases positivity and promotes good vibes and energy. If sports aren’t your calling, go for a swim for some fun and exercise. You could also take this one step ahead and visit a water park. Olympic size swimming pools, splash pads, slides, spray grounds and many such fun activities that give a rush of adrenaline can be expected by you on your weekend of fun.
Doing physical activities is not the only thing that you can do to get away from stress. You can simply stay indoors and spend some quality time with your loved ones or simply indulge in some ‘me-time’. Resorts are the most tranquil option you have to do this. Book your weekend getaway and pamper yourself with excellent on-call services, spa treatments, scrumptious food and best of all, serenity. The caring touch of a skilled therapists’ hands benefits beyond the physical. It calms your nerves and relaxes your mind and body by the release of oxytocin and dopamine (happy hormones).
Stop getting worked up over things, over-working your mind and your body. Pamper yourself with any of these activities and see the change it brings to your life. Good food, calm mind and a relaxed body, what more could one ask for from a weekend getaway? So go on, take that weekend off. You deserve it!