If you could, you’d be on holiday more than you’d be in the office! Of course, you’ve got to earn the dough that puts the bread on the table, so regularly jetting off to exotic destinations isn’t feasible. Instead, you can only dream about your next adventure and how incredible it will be for you and your family.
But, what if you’ve done too much fantasising? What if it’s time to take action?
Sometimes, a break is just what the doctor ordered. All you’ve got to do is spot the signs and book a flight! Here’s a selection of them that screams, you desperately need a holiday.
You’re Constantly Shopping For Summer Clothes
There’s nothing wrong with shopping for summer outfits… in summer! Now that it’s winter raiding Cheeky Chickadee for the kids and Primark for you is a surefire sign that you’re champing at the bit. The trick is not to dismiss the idea out of hand as a pipedream. Instead, you should think back to the last time you took a break. If it was that long ago that you can’t remember, then there’s no other option than to speak to HR and cash in your entitlement.
You Take Paid Holidays
Yes, you need the money, and taking your holidays as paid is an excellent way to boost the coffers. However, it means you’re the person who is always in the office and never takes a day off for them. Of course, your employer will love the fact that they can rely on you, but don’t let them manipulate you into thinking it’s a positive thing. It isn’t because you’re always working and not taking time to relax and de-stress. Before long, the emotions will boil over spectacularly, and you’ll wish you didn’t take about money then.
You Never Travel At Home
Don’t get bogged down with the idea that a holiday is only a holiday in a foreign country. It isn’t, and the fact you think it is stops you from enjoying more breaks. Accepting that a staycation is a legitimate form of a holiday will encourage you to go more often without breaking the bank. And, it’s not as if there isn’t a tonne of ideas. Northerners can venture down south, where the weather is warmer. Cornwall is lovely all year-round. Southerners can go to the Lake District. Or, both can rent a caravan and experience something more novel than a hotel.
You Get Social Media Envy
Last but not least, there is social media jealousy. When browsing Instagram and Facebook makes you angry with your friends, then it’s time for a getaway. Sadly, there is no other way to explain your feelings other than pure, unadulterated jealousy for no reason whatsoever. It’s not their fault they’ve decided to go on holiday! So, rather than passively-aggressively “liking” their photos and leaving “supportive” messages, you’re better off focusing your energy on following their lead.
The good news is that you shouldn’t be ashamed. After all, the only cure is to take a break, and that’s the best news ever!