In need of a Holiday ?

By Design Holidays | June 1, 2011 | Posted in: Featured Stories

Ever felt that you are in need of a holiday ?

Burn-out UK: Overworked Brits need a holiday every 62 days states the Daily Mail newspaper 31st May 2011.

Two weeks by the sea in the summer used to be enough to leave us feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. But not any more.

Long hours and heavy workloads mean we now require six holidays a year to avoid burning out, according to a study.

To stay fresh and focused, we need to pack our bags and take a break at least every 62 days with those who wait more than two months between holidays more likely to become anxious, aggressive and ill.

In a survey, quarter of workers said they are under so much pressure that they feel desperate for a getaway every few weeks. But reaching the healthy holiday quota may be easier said than done, with only one in five of those questioned managing a break every couple of months, and 44 per cent going without a holiday for half a year or longer.

However, most find their stress levels slip away as soon as they do escape, with more than half feeling fully refreshed after just a day or two away from the office.

But a tense 7 per cent don’t unwind until the second week of a holiday, and 4 per cent say they never manage to let go.

Men also find it easier to leave it all behind than women, who take longer to relax once they do get away, the survey by Post Office Travel Insurance found.

Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology and health at Lancaster University, said: Redundancies across the country have led to a fall in numbers of workers in each organisation, but no fall in the workload. As a result, remaining staff are working longer and harder.

Workers really should take a break every few months otherwise they will burn out, which is bad for them and their employer.

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