A well-planned weekend break can be as beneficial to you as a week long vacation. A break from your daily routine can do wonders for your relationships, your health and your work – it is more than an opportunity for sightseeing. A change in pace and scenery can improve your general health and wellbeing as well as your perspective.

Relationships

It is easy for your relationships to slip by the wayside with all the demands on your precious time. With everyday responsibilities and worries, relationships can suffer if time is not invested in maintaining them. Whether you need to spend time with your partner, or you crave a weekend away with close friends, a weekend getaway gives you the opportunity to spend time together, away from domestic distractions. Reconnect over a leisurely brunch Montreal or spend an afternoon in a museum, you will find that it is so much easier to focus on each other when you are away from schedules or family logistics.

Health

Research from the University of Pittsburgh’s Mind-Body Center, showed that leisure time positively affected the study’s participants health with lower blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Managing the stress in your life is important for your mental wellbeing, and results in feelings of burnout and mental fatigue.

Work

Life is so busy – both professionally and on the domestic front. You need to be at optimum productivity to attain success in both aspects of your life. A weekend getaway provides the opportunity for you to recharge and rejuvenate and helps to maintain your ability to function at a high level. You may wish to have a longer vacation, but a weekend away will give you the same mental distraction from your work and allow you to focus with renewed vigour.

To have a successful weekend getaway and break the stress cycle, try and follow these two simple rules:

Don’t feel guilty

You may feel terribly guilty about leaving your children behind. They will cope. It will be a break from your routine for them, but they will survive a couple of days with their grandparents/aunts/uncles, and they will be pleased to see you when you return. You may feel guilty about the money that you are spending on this weekend getaway but think about how renewing your energy and relationships is an investment for your future. Take time to plan your trip, and you will be able to juggle your finances to cover it.

Don’t think you haven’t got time

The classic sign of when you need a break is the feeling that you haven’t got time for one. You have. You need to avoid burnout at all costs, and you will benefit from taking time out to review and reflect. You will be able to look at your life from a different perspective, and with that, you will be able to identify ways that you can improve upon the way that you currently do things.

A weekend break is a chance for you to invest in yourself, and your relationships – at home and at work. Removing yourself from the daily routines and schedules allows you to reconnect with yourself and remember what your goals and aspirations are and identify how to achieve them.

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