Ever feel like you’re really at the end of your tether? Like you’re down on energy, luck and everything else you need to get you through the day? Like you’ve been working nonstop without any time off or respite? After a point, you stop being productive. You feel like you’re trying to carve a tunnel through a mountain armed with nothing but a spoon.
Taking a rest or a holiday isn’t just a nice option, it is imperative at this stage. It’s good for your physical and mental health and is also of benefit to your employer or business, giving them a refreshed and energized worker when you return.
Leading psychologists have recently discovered that people who take their holiday in frequent, short bursts, are happier and more appreciative of their holiday than those who take more extended breaks. (source) They quickly become accustomed to the holiday lifestyle and the excitement level decreases.
What better excuse could there be for a weekend break?
Taking A Load Off
When looking for an interesting place to spend two or three nights in, many vacationers are guilty of ignoring some choice domestic destinations right under their noses.
After all, people from all over the world flock to Britain to see our cities, coastline and countryside. An estimated 26 million people visit London alone every year to take in the great parks, myriad of galleries and museums, amazing restaurants and multitudes of bars and pubs, taking long walks by the river or soaking up the views from the Millennium Eye.
Apart from London, you might also want to consider Liverpool; that unique port city and the home of Merseybeat. Or look towards their neighbors in Manchester: the true possessors of Britain’s industrial heritage with their distinctive baggy-clothed swagger.
The canals and curries of the second city, the Midlands metropolis that is Birmingham, are drawing tourists in their thousands whilst the rejuvenation of Leeds is a sight to behold, luring huge numbers of visitors in with the city’s fantastic nightlife and never-stop-partying attitude.
North of the border of course there lies the mystical Edinburgh, shrouded in mist at the top of the country like an eagle surveying its territory. A short journey away is its near cousin Glasgow, the home of the Scottish art and music scene, with its leafy suburbs, cutting-edge contemporary galleries and new-age coffee shops.
Take a break and feel refreshed when you return to work – you won’t be short of options in the UK.