How to know it’s time for a vacation


Some adrenaline-junkies enjoy venturing to the crisp cold air of a ski resort nestled in the mountain tops, while others love wandering aimlessly around the busy city streets taking in all the smells, sights and sounds of the bright lights. Or perhaps you’re simply a lounger, relaxing quite happily by the pool slathered in sunscreen, with a margarita in hand and your shades on.

Whatever type of vacationer you are, taking some time away from the hustle and bustle of life is essential. As if you even needed another excuse…Here are some signs that you’re ready to make that booking your next vacation.

Your savings are looking healthy

We all know how expensive vacations can be, so if you’re the sensible money-saver type and your bank is looking full, make that booking! You deserve it for working so hard and spending so little. Plus, if your holiday allowance is looking like it could use a good rinse, why not the plunge and reserve that time off.

How to know it’s time for a vacation

You have a stressful work life

If all you can think about is work. Work. Work. Work. Make that booking! Maybe you are starting to make a few mistakes with concentration levels, or perhaps your spirit is fading and your motivation is next to none. Or you could even be that guy who’s doing way too over time. If this is the case, then you are ready for some time away to reset.

You’re starting to find coping strategies for stress

Taking a jet plane to paradise, or even having a little weekend trip away is really good for the soul. Perhaps easy tasks are starting to become impossible obstacles, and maybe you are beginning to turn to negative copy-strategies to cope? Overeating? Partying too much? Then a vacation could be the best thing for you right now. Make that booking!

Mundanity is starting to set in

If your downtime away from work is still not satisfying the fun-seeker inside of you, perhaps it is time to treat yourself and get some zest back into your life. Your personal life could be severely suffering without you really noticing. If you’re recusing yourself at weekends and wanting to stay in bored and tired rather than being proactive with your friends and family, then make that booking. A trip away is calling!

How to know it’s time for a vacation

Your health needs a treat

The state of your health could also be an indicator – and it works both ways. One one hand you could have spent the last six months working hard on your summer bod, smashing it at the gym and eating real healthy – if this sounds like you, you deserve a cheeky trip away. On the other hand, perhaps you have let yourself go, and bad habits are starting to creep up on you – if this is you, then get yourself away to reboot your system and find your motivation again!

If any of this applies to you, then make that booking and step out of the bleak, black and white mundanity of life, and step into the bright, colorful sunshine of your next vacation. Get your suitcase packed and ready, because you certainly are ready.