Why you should go away on a long weekend
By Simon Duncan on August 17, 2018
Studies have found that people who use their holiday allowance throughout the year are happier than people who use it all in one go. This is because we get the most enjoyment from those first few days away from the office.
If you’re wondering whether to take a long vacation or split your holiday up throughout the year, here are some reasons why you should go away on a long weekend:
See more in less time
When you take short breaks, you can see more destinations in less time. By taking just one weekend away every month, you could visit at least 12 new and different places, with a longer vacation when you have some time to travel as well.
If you feel like you haven’t done enough travel and your goal is to see more, this is an excellent opportunity to take some quick trips to some new places- and then return if you fall in love with them.
Short breaks can feel long
When you only have three or four days for a destination, you’re likely to pack your time with adventures and activities- making it seem like it’s a longer holiday than it actually is. Compare this to when you’re in one destination for a week or longer- you tend to take things a little easier, which can make the days all roll into one.
Easier to take the time
We’re all busy, and it can often feel like you don’t have the time to go away on holiday. That’s why a long weekend can work so well. Take Monday off work, leave on friday night, stay in a Cornwall holiday park, and you’ll have three solid days to relax and unwind.
When you’re planning a long vacation, it can actually be more stressful to disconnect from work- since you’ll be trying to finish as much work as you can in the week leading up to the holiday. But when you know you’re just having one or two days off, you can simply tell your coworkers when you’ll be back in- without any drama.
When you get away from your screens, you’ve got more space to be creative so you can also enjoy better decision making. When you visit new destinations and expose your brain to new stimuli and experiences, it gets challenged and therefore refreshed. Take along a notebook to jot down any ideas you have while you’re relaxing, but be sure to refrain from checking any work emails.