Do you feel as if you are working harder than ever before as you try to make ends meet and look after your family? Many Australians work far longer than an "average" amount and could badly do with a break in order to wind down. You may not be able to allocate time to spend two weeks in a tropical hideaway, but there are many reasons why you should schedule some time away at a weekend retreat. What are the main reasons you need to bear in mind?
Life needs to be a balance of work and play. If you are a very hard worker, then you need to play hard, as well. What is the point of working excessively, if you don't get time to enjoy the results? Sometimes, it's important to remind yourself how short life really is and how nobody is promised tomorrow. Take advantage of your hard-won earnings and get away.
If you work excessively with no change to your regular routine and calendar, this can have a negative effect, known as "burn out." It's amazing how refreshed you can be, with new ideas and a great perspective, when you return from a weekend away. If you've been struggling to find ideas to cope with that big problem at work, this is your opportunity. Get out of your routine and into a new phase of your life.
It's always a good idea to make new friends. You may be able to meet new people during your weekend escape at a nice hotel. Face-to-face interactions are so important for human beings, especially since it's easy to get swallowed up into the digital world these days. You never know, you may make new connections that can help you to progress your career or even develop into personal relationships.
As people age, they become less able to deal with stress and the body tends to break down. Day-to-day life can be very challenging, from an emotional, spiritual or physical perspective. When you take time for yourself at a weekend getaway, you'll be able to recharge all of these elements and find some extra energy.
Beyond The Comfort Zone
You may also be able to discover things about yourself that you didn't realise when you stretch out of your comfort zone. Look for a hotel that offers some unfamiliar activities or outdoor adventures. You may think that you need to get away from any challenges, per se, but it's amazing how much more confidence you'll be able to generate by sticking your neck out in this way.
Book your weekend escape as soon as possible, to start rebuilding everything.