Why are holidays important? Maybe we should first of all look at what a holiday is, as lets face it there are differing opinions on this. For me it usually involves travelling to somewhere hot and sunny. I am a BIG fan of sunshine, blue skies and heat. Now I know that this is not the case for everyone, as some people are big fans of cold and snow. Thankfully we are all different or the beaches would be very crowded.

Anyway, back to the point. Why holidays are so important. Well regardless of where you go or what you do when you get there, they are a break, a rest, a time to chill, a time to let your body and mind recover from the hectic pace of life.

Relaxing is vitally important to us, our physical and emotional health, our relationships and our lives in general. Some people find it relaxing to lay on a beach, whilst others might prefer site seeing or mountain trekking, it really doesn’t matter what you do, as long as it works for you.

The dictionary defines relax as ‘to make or become less tense or anxious’. Given that we know that too much tension and too much stress is bad for us, it makes sense that if we give ourselves the time to relax it will improve our lives.

It is interesting that so many people seem to become ill the minute they go on holiday, well that is because they have relaxed. When you have been stressed, tense or anxious for a period of time, your body gets used to this state of being and you can get run down. So then when you relax your immune system essentially lets down its guard and you become ill.

What is the solution? My personal choice would be to take more holidays or maybe even stay there permanently, but this is not usually a viable option. The best way is to perhaps address your life in general, look at your stress levels or how you deal with anxiety. Take regular time to relax, hypnosis is great for this and then if you keep your stress levels lower you will really be able to enjoy your holiday.

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