We recently took a group trip to Bimini, Bahamas. With all of our busy schedules, what with working in an office and having school, we hardly ever have enough time to sit down and have a nice chat with our families. The pandemic of work often deprives us all of precious time – time, which we could use to grow and bond more as families. Any person in the world would agree that taking a breather is good for our productivity and having people as a constant support system certainly does boost up our mental state. Among the reasons why we need to have a vacation with our family, there is the chance of getting more time, of finding adventures and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 7 reasons why we at GRFK take vacations with our family:
1. It’s a Time to Relax
Adults and children alike have countless obstacles to surpass before they reach a certain goal, and these obstacles come with a dosage of anxiety and stress. From test scores to office management, working can turn into a tedious routine of unnerving pressure. Relaxation, therefore becomes an item of scarcity. When you take a vacation with your family, you let yourself more time to relax and unwind without having the mounting pressure from your daily life catch up to you. Work can also restrict bonding time between families which is the reason why misunderstandings and arguments ensue. Instances such as these can also be curbed through family vacations, bringing you and your children closer in terms of a maintaining a proper relationship.
2. It’s a New Way to be Educated
To travel is to see the whole world with its different nuances and lives. It is exposing oneself to learning about how people on the other side of the globe go about in their days and to educate oneself about cultures and traditions that history books simply can’t muster up. Therefore, when you take your kids out to new environments and let them eat, see and enjoy different elements of such places, it helps breed a new kind of learning – one which they will remember for the rest of their lives.
3. It’s a Great Opportunity for New Experiences
Our regular life is not nearly as exciting as the lives we live while travelling. Ideally, travelling allows you to let loose and find an adventure that suits your taste. You and your family are required to go around and test out different adventures so that you can try new things and have amazing experiences from it. Whether you scuba dive in the Caribbean or ride on a camel in the Sahara, family vacations are the best opportunity for gaining new experiences, especially with your family.
4. There’s Always Someone There For You
Sometimes, when we travel with friends or a loved one, we do find ourselves restricted on the activities that we want to sign ourselves up for. It is possible that one may not prefer participating in what you’d like, forcing you to give it up for later. However, during family holidays, you will always have a person there, be it your children, your grandmother or anyone else, to do that with you. After, two’s better than one, especially on trips to a foreign country or place.
5. Travelling is Healthier
Our daily life poses a lot of chances for us to become mentally ill, with deadlines and errands always taking away our time to breathe and relax. With continuous work pressure will come along tremendous stress and anxiety, and our health will easily deteriorate under the circumstances. Therefore, it becomes mandatory for us to have a little time off, to let our body and mind relax and not be overworked to its limits. It’s also been proven that taking time off can improve productivity, which is ideal for when you want to perform your best at your work.
6. Creating More Memories
There will come a day when family time will be limited, as your kids grow into adults and their own lives take up their time and energy. However, spending the time you have now with your kids and your loved ones with daily chores and an existing routine may not be the best way you’d want them to remember you later in life. Taking a family holiday, on the other hand, lets you create better memories. Even if your vacation turns into a stressful holiday, which it sometimes can with poor planning, you still have something to give to your loved ones to remember you by.
7. It’s Something to Look Forward to
We normally take holidays right after exams end or when we finally get time off from work. It is possible that the situations preceding our holidays can often turn challenging and we might be both physically and mentally drained from the tasks in our office and our school. But, with a trip planned out at the end of this stressful period, we have something to look forward to and that itself puts us in a better mood and significantly boosts our confidence.