Why holidays are good for you
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The ‘holidays effect’ – better mood, less anxiety, renewed sense of wonder, and closer family bonds. It’s something that seems blindingly obvious to those of us who love to travel, but if you’re someone who needs a little persuading, we discover holidays are good for you and how they can impact your mind, body and soul.
They help to reduce stress levels
Time off from work and a change of routine can work wonders when you’re feeling burnt out and exhausted. But sometimes it’s only when you remove yourself from all that’s familiar – by taking a holiday away from home – that you realise how stressed out you really were.
Going on holiday to a paradise island like Mauritius allows you to put aside all your daily responsibilities and shift the focus onto yourself. So think about all the things that help you wind down – from swimming and spa treatments to lazing by the pool or learning to cook something new – and make sure you plan some stress-busting me-time into your next trip
They open your mind
One of the best things about taking a holiday is the chance to completely shut off from the world. Perhaps you like to flop on a sunbed with your headphones and a juicy novel, or hole yourself up in some isolated retreat with only the birds and butterflies for company.
But don’t forget that speaking with other people – particularly those local to your destination – can give you a different perspective and insight that would otherwise be impossible to gain, opening your mind to other cultures and ways of thinking. At Zilwa Attitude, you can even dine at the home of a staff member’s parents – a brilliant way to learn more about local life on the island.
Holidays improve your health
Studies* have shown that taking regular holidays can reduce the risk of heart attacks and depression, compared to people who only take a vacation once every five or six years. (*16 reasons travel is good for you)
Holidays can also improve your mental wellbeing, by providing quality time to spend with family and friends, and the opportunity to enjoy activities like meditation, yoga, massage, and Pilates, all of which help to rebalance your mind and help restore a sense of equilibrium.
They help you reconnect
With family members so often living hundreds of miles apart from each other, perhaps the most compelling reason to take a holiday is to reconnect with what’s most important. Not only have studies shown that couples who live together are positively impacted by vacationing together, they’ve also demonstrated that spending time as an extended family – particularly on a multi-generational holiday – can help to improve relationships, decrease behavioural issues and provide wonderful lifelong memories to look back on.
It can sometimes be a challenge to organise a family vacation in which every member’s needs are met, but opting for a villa holiday can often be a good solution. Read our guide to villa holidays in Mauritius for tips on how to make the right choice.
Still need convincing?
Take a look at this infographic from Easytobook.com : 16 reasons why travel is good for you
And visit our website to check availability and book your flight with Air Mauritius