10:02 25 August 2009
If you're tired, bored and lack enthusiasm for life, maybe its time you booked a holiday.
Getting away, even for a short period, can do wonders for both body and mind.
Still not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why you need to see your travel agent.
1. You'll have reduced stress levels
Travel gives you an opportunity to relax and de-stress. Travelling can be stressful, especially if your trip consists of a lot of sightseeing or your destination is a bustling metropolis. But travel stress is positive stress, not the kind of anxiety caused by work. Stress reduction, however you accomplish it, is always healthy.
2. You'll avoid monotony
As the saying goes, "A change is as good as a rest." A trip of any kind provides you with a break from the norm. It's therapeutic to make a change from your daily routine - doing so prevents your mind and body from stagnating.
3. You'll get outdoors
When you're travelling, you're more likely to be outside instead of trapped inside an office. This means you'll be out in the fresh air, enjoying the outdoors and breathing more deeply, re-oxygenating your blood.
You'll also gain benefits from the exposure to sunlight, provided you take necessary precautions to avoid sunburn.
4. You'll be more active
Travel can involve additional activities. Even if you don't book an activity holiday, you're likely to do more walking than you would at home, and generally be much more active than you are in your normal routine.
5. You'll enjoy your food
Unless you're at an all-inclusive resort, you'll probably snack less than you do at home. You'll probably try different foods abroad, like sushi, moussaka or couscous. You won't necessarily watch the calories, but you will enjoy indulging in diverse types of gastronomic delicacies.
6. You'll have an attitude adjustment
Having a trip to look forward to can break up the monotony of work and will help you to deal better with your current work problems.
Travel also gives you a whole new appreciation for different cultures and lifestyles, which broadens your horizons and can help you enjoy life that much more.
7. You'll meet people
Travel allows you to meet people from all over the world. Socialising is great therapy and helps you learn about other cultures.
8. You'll create memorable experiences
If you can visit all the destinations of your choice, you won't have to regret not having done so later in life and generally you will feel more fulfilled in the long run.
9. You'll put the spark back into your relationship
Travel gives you an opportunity to spend quality time with the love of your life, without the intrusion of day to day responsibility.
10 You'll be more interesting
Travel creates new experiences you can share. The more you travel, the more you'll have to talk about and the more worldly you'll appear to people you meet back home.
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