There’s a difference between wanting a vacation and needing a vacation. All of us probably wish we had more vacation time and opportunities to get away from it all. But then there are times when only a vacation can fix us. If you’re seeing these signs, take heed. Vacation is calling.
1. You Can’t Remember Your Last Vacation
If your passport has been sitting around gathering dust, then there is really no better time to reignite your love for travel.
2. You’re Feeling Stuck
Nothing gets read of the feeling of being stuck like a week or two of pure escapism in a beautiful country and climate that is so different to your own.
3. A Breakup
There is nothing better to help you get over a sad breakup than getting away from your familiar surroundings and heading to the sun, sand and sea.
4. You’re Forcing Your Smile
If you have got in to the routine of just ‘acting happy’ rather than really being happy, it might be time to jet off somewhere and recharge your batteries.
5. You’re Stressed
If work is starting to get on top you, it’s time to press the reset button and spend a week or so away from all the things that are causing you stress.
6. You’ve Forgotten Fun
A hard work routine can often leave you forgetting how to actually have some fun. Snap out of the routine and prepare for a few days of nothing but relaxation with friends or family.
7. You Don’t Get Enough Sun
Especially in the winter months, you can end up going to work in the dark and leaving work in the dark. Treat your skin to some sun and the rays will reinvigorate you.
8. You’re Craving Adventure
If you have an adventurous spirit and are starting to get itchy feet, then nothing cures like a last minute vacation.
9. Every Daydream is a Tropical Beach
Every blissful moment you get to drift, you see yourself gently swaying in a hammock on a tropical island beach, cocktail in hand.
10. People Keep Telling You
If people keep telling you that you need a vacation, then the chances are that you probably do! Humans are perceptive and can always tell when somebody is drained.
11. You Deserve a Reward
If you have recently accomplished something big, in either your personal or professional life, what better way to reward yourself than with a vacation?
12. You’re Overworked
If you have been working overtime for as long as you can remember, it’s time to give your mind and body some of the complete opposite with a relaxing holiday.
13. You Crave Nature
The metal and concrete of something like an office job can really get you down. Switch it up and get out in to the nature.
14. You’ve Been Putting Others before You
If your everyday life involves putting other people before yourself a lot, then the perfect remedy for this is a wonderful, relaxing holiday where you are the top priority.
15. You're Bored
Day in, day out, it's the same old routine. Things you used to enjoy are now a bane.
16. You Need Inspiration
If you are in a situation where you are looking for some kind of inspiration, then nothing inspires like visiting a place you have never seen before.
17. You Need to Make a Big Decision
Taking a vacation can be a really great way to get away from it all and mull over a big decision that you have to make.
18. You Just Can’t Say Yes Anymore
You’re all spent up and even if you’re willing to help, you just don’t have the energy to say yes.
19. Get Away from the Kids!
Sure, your kids might be the centre of your world, but that does not mean that can’t have a week or so away from them to indulge in some purely adult time!
20. The Weather is Getting You down
You just can't watch another forecast because it is such bad news.
21. Stress Relief No Longer Works
Even things like household chores that used to be therapeutic no longer do it for you.
22. You Are Grieving
Whether it’s for a lost friend, family member or pet, a vacation can be really good for allowing you to grieve in a detached environment with other things to do.
23. You Need Space from Someone
This could be colleagues, friends, family, anybody! If you just want some pure ‘me time’, then there is nothing better than lounging back on a deck chair at the beach with a cocktail in your hand.
24. Your Bikini Has Cobwebs
In fact, your bikini hasn't seen the light of day for absolutely ages.