One of the most successful pieces of advice for small business owners to improve business growth is to “take time out of working in your business so you can work on your business”. A report from a UK travel operator is showing that this same approach is also successful in improving your personal life, health and work life balance…
The travel trends report by tour operator Kuoni shows that more than 50% of life-changing decisions are put into action following a decision made on a holiday. It shows that holidays aren’t just about putting your feet up in some exotic location. The main benefit of holidays is that it gives you some time and space to think about what is really important in your life and come up with some plans to improve your quality of life that more truly reflects your ideals.
Many people get so caught up in business and pressure of their daily grind of work and family commitments that they find it difficult to reappraise their lifestyles and discuss their concerns with their partner. The report revealed that 41% of holiday makers discussed their work life balance while on holidays while 39% talked about getting fitter and healthier. For the wealthier travellers 70% reassessed their work-life balance and 58% discussed ways to get fitter and healthier.
The report suggests that holidays are also good for spicing up your love life with 36% of couples discussing their love life on vacation and 34% deciding to take action to spice up their love life when they get home.
Many of us feel guilty at the prospect of taking any sort of time out. It is as if we indulge in a hallucination that the busier we are is a reflection of how successful we are in our life and career. However a study that followed 268 Harvard graduates over 70 years found that the main factor that contributed to a rewarding career was the maintenance of close personal relationships.
To me, being busy is a sign of lazy/tired, unfocussed thinking. And why does our thinking become unfocussed and tired? Because we wear ourselves out spending most of our time trying to be busy.
Rather than trying to do everything, try to do nothing. If you don’t spend time doing nothing your life ends up meaning nothing. You become a rat in the rat race. That’s where holidays are vital.
When you spend some time relaxing and doing nothing, you refresh your body and mind. Then you have the energy to focus your thinking. You can then plan how to make your life really mean something.
If you are thinking of a holiday to unwind and help restore your work life balance I would recommend Thai Heart Tours www.thaiheart.net .
All Thai hotels, venues, restaurants, shopping malls, entertainment and transport have been personally and discerningly tried and tested by my lifelong friend, Nola Wiiliams minimizing the risks, maximizing the carefree, wonderful holiday opportunities.
Nola and her chauffeur will collect you from the airport and take you to and from all activities. You don’t have to worry – just enjoy, as you immerse yourself in the experience as Nola shares her second home with you.