I love holidays, I love time away from the stresses and strains of early mornings and commuting. One thing that often floors me though is stress. Not the usual stress of work but being concerned over what awaits me when I get back to work!
Don’t get me wrong I try my best to leave the stress of work behind. There are times though when work pops in my head and I’m right back there. Even on holiday!
A new study commissioned by luxury worldwide holiday specialist Hayes and Jarvis revealed that the UK is a nation of workaholics, with almost a third of British people struggling to switch off from work problems while on holiday.
Some of the other statistics revealed:
A third of the nation admit to feeling stressed while away on holiday due to work concerns
45% of the UK’s population feel that practicing mindfulness activities while away will combat stress issues
A third of the UK keep on top of work emails while on holiday
FOUR PILLARS OF HOLIDAY RELAXATION
The wonderful people over at Hayes and Jarvis in response to this survey developed what they call the “four pillars of holiday relaxation”. The guide has been designed to help people like you and me make the most of our holiday downtime. Did you know that only 16% of women and 21% of men totally switch off and don’t check any emails or social media whilst on holiday. I think we are all guilty of not making the most of our holiday time so it’s great to have this guide to help us make the most of our holidays.
The four pillars are designed to help you to press that restart button and move away from thinking about the job. The four pillars are categorised under physical – light exercise. Mental – using relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Communication – keeping your phone out of sight and communicating what your expectations of the holiday is. Finally they touch on nutritional – eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated.
FREE GUIDE TO RELAXING
Would you like a free guide to relaxing? Why not download the Hayes and Jarvis guide here.
Finally, just a wee reminder that life often ebbs and flows and while these tips are presented to help you relax on holiday, they are extremely useful for everyday stresses.
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