Working hard without a break can take its toll, which is why it’s so important that you always take your full holiday entitlement. The number of days per year you can take will depend on your company’s policy, of course. Regardless of how many days you get, you should always try to take what you’re entitled to, because no one else can take it for you and you may not be able to add it onto next year’s allowance.
Holiday your way
A holiday is not just about sun, sea and sand! It’s also about taking a break and re-energising yourself; this is something you can do anywhere! You don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds! Here is a brilliant BuzzFeed post on 16 breathtaking walks to take in London to get you in the mood.
You may decide to use up much of your entitlement on a long summer holiday, but you may prefer to take regular short breaks throughout the year. However you decide to use up your holiday, the most important thing is that you rest and go back to work refreshed. This will allow you to cope with the stresses of work much more easily.
Having a balanced work-home life is so important, yet many people continue to get caught up at work, forgetting to take a break. If you have a stressful job, it is even more important to have time for yourself and your family. You may spend a great many hours in the office during the working week, so it’s important to fully escape it for a few days a year.
Take a break!
Weekend breaks are a good way of relaxing, especially if time and money commitments prevent a long summer holiday. By taking a Friday and Monday off once in a while, you will give yourself extra time to unwind (and not to mention a 4 day weekend!). There are many places throughout the UK to enjoy a mini break, and we guarantee you will return to work with extra energy that may have been missing the week before.
It’s all about balance
If you have the right balance, you will be much happier at work and ultimately far more productive, so it is a win-win situation for all! Working non-stop without a break can lead to unnecessary stress, over-tiredness and general lethargy, which can have a negative impact on your work.
No one expects you to be a superhero and by law you are entitled to holidays so make sure that you take them. You will be much happier after a rest, and being happy at work and home should be a priority in everyone’s life.
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