Top Signs That You REALLY Need A Holiday

by - 24 June

Top Signs that you REALLY Need a Holiday Banner with a beach in the back.
*This is a contributed post. All opinions are the writers own.

At times, you may feel as though you are in desperate need of a holiday. You may also feel that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to focus at work or even relax at home. This is completely normal, but it is a sign that you are ready for a vacation.

Feeling Negative

If you are constantly feeling bored, or if you just can’t seem to muster up the motivation to get your work done then this is a clear sign that a holiday is most certainly needed. At times, you may feel as though everything about your job annoys you, and that you don’t feel satisfied or even fulfilled when you finally get through your daily grind. As if that wasn’t enough, you may even find that this seeps into your personal life as well, causing you real problems along the way. A vacation can put an end to all of this, by giving you the break you need from reality while also helping you to refocus your priorities along the way.

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Physical Pain

Believe it or not, when you are stressed, anxious or even depressed, your brain releases stress hormones. This is known as being a fight or flight response, and if you have this constantly then this can really run you into the ground. You may even go on to experience physical symptoms as well. This can include a high blood pressure, an increased pulse rate, gastrointestinal problems, headaches and more. When you are constantly overworked or stressed, you may even find that you are way more susceptible to things like the cold virus, the flu and other related infections. If you want to combat all of this then the only way to get this done would be for you to try and stop the source of the stress. It’s important to know that it's not always work that causes this amount of stress, sometimes it can be your home life as well. Things like having a newborn baby, a child who is going through their big exams or anything else of the sort can put an enormous amount of stress and pressure on you, and by understanding these sources of stress, you can then start to deal with them more efficiently.
Why not try self-hypnosis?

Lack of Sleep

Lack of sleep is another sign that you are seriously ready for a vacation. If you find it hard to get to sleep at night then this is due to the notorious stress hormone. Stress hormones make it incredibly difficult for you to unwind right before bedtime and this can lead you to feel wide awake even though you really should be tired. Studies show that a third of people do not get the recommended hours of sleep that they need every single night and that another third cannot actually fall asleep because they have far too much to think about. A vacation can give you that much-needed break and it can also help you to really take the time to catch up on those ZZZs.


As mentioned above, stress can cause you to have a fight or flight response. This can really affect your health and it can also give you tunnel vision. When you feel chronic stress, you may find it difficult to focus on other things. Your performance at work may start to suffer and you may even find It hard to focus on things like problem-solving as well. At the end of the day, people make mistakes and this is completely normal, but if you find that your mistakes are seriously interfering with your job then you may want to think about having a break before it starts to have a bigger impact on your performance.

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Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

If you are struggling with your stress levels then you may find that you reach for a glass of wine to try and relax, or even that you try and have a ton of junk food as soon as you get home from work. This shows that you are suffering from burnout and a lot of people go through this every single year. If you are suffering from burnout then this can lead you to make poor decisions and you may even find it hard to relax if you don’t succumb to your bad habits as well.

Feeling Constantly Emotional

Feeling constantly emotional is another sign that you seriously need to take a break. You may find that things affect you more than they usually would and you may even find that when something happens, you react in a way that just isn’t you. This is normal when you have been at the daily grind for far too long, and of course, taking a break is the best solution. A lot of people worry because they think that when they go on vacation, that they will be using up their holidays at work. They also feel that when they get back, that everything will go back to normal and they won’t feel any better at all. This really is not the case, and a vacation can work wonders for your mental health. Even a few days away can reverse all of the above signs and symptoms, not to mention that it can also help you to take the time you need to focus on yourself. If you do want to book a vacation so you can get away from the stress of your daily life then one thing that you can do is go on a river cruise. This will give you the time you need to unwind and it is about as stress-free as you can get. The main thing that you need to do here is to avoid booking a vacation like a sightseeing tour or a city break because all the rushing around to see the sights and even the city atmosphere won’t give you the time you need to unwind. The idea is that you need to get away from the chaos and the busy aspects of your life, so look for beach holidays, summer breaks and cruises.

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  1. I totally feel like you girl!To be constantly tired and negative isn't a good thing. :/

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  2. So true! And that´s why I need one finally too! :D ❀✿

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