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Who doesn’t love a holiday? Whether you love to travel and visit unique destinations all around the world or if you prefer to have a relaxing weekend break with your family, there’s a wanderlusting holidaymaker in all of us. However, the number of holidays you take are probably a little low and you could do with a bit of extra pampering.

So to convince you (or you give you an excuse) to travel more often, here are five reasons why you should treat yourself to a holiday more often.

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Stress-free relaxation

For the first reason, we’re going to talk about stress. How many of us lead busy lives that drain our livelihood? By the time Friday comes around, we’re exhausted, stressed, and so tired that the weekend is over before we know it, and it’s back to working in the office. Let’s melt that stress away and come back on Monday with a big grin on our faces by taking a weekend break. It doesn’t have to be somewhere far away and it doesn’t need to be expensive either!

See more of the city

Admit it, how much do you actually know about your city? There’s nothing wrong with not knowing much at all about the place you live in, but you might be surprised at what you find. There are many ways to explore your city, be it by land, air or even sea. For instance, why not consider yacht rentals to travel around the outskirts of your city? Maybe there are helicopter tours that you can indulge in, or perhaps you could simply travel to the other side of town and book a hotel for the night. You’ll get to experience the nightlife, sights and even meet new people.

Ticking off that bucket list

Everyone has a list of things they want to do before they retire, so why not start knocking those things out as soon as possible? It’s better to live a fulfilling life than one with regret. Even if you don’t have a bucket list, there’s no reason not to start one now so that you can slowly tick off the things you really want to accomplish or see in life.

It’s good for your health

Health experts will always tell you that taking a holiday can help with your health. With less to worry about, clean air to breathe and a bit of light activity such as walking around, your body will have a lot of time to recover from the stressful week you’ve had at work. Treating yourself to regular holidays can also help restore your energy and give your body time to catch up when you’re feeling a little drained from all the overtime you’ve been doing.

Give yourself something to look forward to

Working hard and having no light at the end of the tunnel can be daunting. Planning a holiday for the next week will help you get through a stressful work week and give you something fun to look forward to. Even if it’s just a simple break to the countryside, give yourself a reason to finish your work week and motivate you to power through your tasks.

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Everyone who plans a vacation always hopes for the best of weathers. It should be sunny but not too much if it is summer. It should be snowy but not too cold if it is winter. Any other season should be pleasant and preferably dry, as rain could really spoil the holiday. But in truth, you can’t choose the weather, so you should at least be prepared for it. When you are well prepared – this means when you have the appropriate equipment, the necessary preventive strategies and all the plan B ideas for the case where the weather would be too mean– then you have nothing to fear from bad weather. For many, bad weather could be a problem. But if you have already got everything ready for this eventuality, bad weather is none of your problems anymore.

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Don’t let a little rain stop you

Rain is a common holiday complaint. Imagine you’ve traveled to the other end of the world, expecting to bathe in the glorious sunshine, and it is raining. Don’t just give up on your holiday fun for a little water! There are plenty of wonderful activities that can make you forget about the weather. Start by exploring the town, visiting museums and maybe trying out exotic restaurants. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even join a cooking class to discover how the locals prepare their delicious food. If you can’t picture yourself chopping onions for hours, have a look for a spa break. Could there be anything more relaxing than a full body massage followed by a warm and relaxing bath in aromatic water? In short, look for alternatives.

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Snow and cold can’t hurt you

If you are spending your holiday in the mountains, it’s good to have prepared for the cold and snowy weather. For instance, if you’re going skiing, have a look at the winter gear to pack thermal layer tops and tights as well as a waterproof ski suit. A pair of warm socks with a colorful beanie will simply not do. If you are embarking on an adventure holiday, such as a walking train through a mountainous region, you should have an emergency plan with a survival tent – you can find helpful reviews on himalayan-experience.com, for example. As dull as it might sound, it’s important to plan for the worst-case scenario so that you can enjoy your holiday without any worry.

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Sunny days shouldn’t equal lobster look

Last, but not least, is the anger of sunny holidays. You have probably not thought of it, but beach holidays are probably the cause of numerous health conditions. Indeed, more than one million of new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year. So it’s important to know how to protect yourself from the sun. This starts by using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. You may want to get brown, but if you don’t protect your skin, it’ll get red and sore. Additionally, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water, especially on a beach holiday, is essential as your body naturally loses water in the hot sun. Your body contains more than 60% water, therefore keeping hydrated maintains your body’s functions.

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There is so much more that we could be investing into our bodies to help them achieve what they are capable of. It doesn’t mean that you have to stretch it to the max like top athletes; you only have to get it to a point where you notice that your body is thanking you for the changes. This could be that you’re not struggling to get to the top of a flight of stairs without losing your breath, or keeping a clear and focused mind throughout the day. Certain changes need to be made throughout your daily routine, but as soon as they start to become habit, the rest should flow along just nicely.

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Taking Care of Hair and Teeth

Hair and teeth don’t last forever – at least not in the condition that you would continually like them to be in. Our hair colour starts to fade, and teeth take on a lot of the brunt of what we intake on a daily basis – can you really expect them to last forever? There are services from Dental Brush which may be able to help if you think that your teeth have gone past a point where brushing alone won’t help them, or if you don’t have a good brushing and flossing routine in place, now’s your time to get started before anything untoward happens. It is mainly your diet that affects the state of your teeth; the more water that you drink instead of soda, for example, the less likely you are to see tooth decay. Genetics also has a big part to play in determining how long your teeth will last, what colour they will appear to be as you get older and how strong they will be when chomping through your daily food. Get yourself at the least an electric toothbrush and an interdental brush, as well as some dentist-recommended toothpaste, and you will be well on your way to ensuring you have given yourself the best restart to getting into the habit of a brilliant brushing routine.

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Getting Your Fluid Intake

Not enough of us are drinking the recommended amount of water each day. We are dehydrating ourselves without really realizing it. Sure, we can get through the day by getting most of our water content through what we eat and odd cups here and there, but what we need to get us working fully and to the standard that we should be expecting of ourselves is eight glasses of eight ounces of water per day. You can add in a few more if you wish. If this seems like a huge amount, build up to it slowly and see if you can notice the benefits from what you are intaking – it should be more noticeable to you after only a couple of days of doing it.

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Exercising Regularly

Exercise doesn’t have to be working out so much that you faint. A lot of people have an idea of exercise as something to avoid because it’s too much effort, but there are little changes that you can make to your daily routine that will all add up to one mass effect of speeding up your heart rate a just a touch – every little helps. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking more instead of driving everywhere and getting up more at work to do things (i.e. taking steps over to your colleague for a chat instead of emailing them) are all proactive steps towards getting just that little bit fitter. You won’t even notice that you’re doing it. If you want to go even further than this, try running or joining a local sports team that you will enjoy. Think about the sports that you enjoyed while you were at school; there is always someone who has taken them on further and made them into an adult league.

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Eating What’s Right

Our diet has a lot to compensate for when it comes to how we are feeling on a daily basis. Eating the wrong types of food, as comforting as it can seem at the time, can have a disastrous effect on how you feel the next day. Bloated, lethargic, unmotivated – these are all symptoms not of a serious disease in most cases, but of a bad diet. Eating superfoods and stuff laden with the right vitamins that are needed to get you through the day are the things that you should be doing, rather than sticking with the junk food that has propelled you along this far. You should begin to notice that you are feeling more energised, have the motivation to tackle your day and the concentration span to go with it. These are things that you don’t have to take pills to achieve – you simply have to be consuming the right things at the right time (i.e. no late night snacks!) to be able to fuel yourself correctly for the days, weeks and years ahead of you.

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Going For Checkups

It is so important to go for regular checkups throughout the year. This goes for your eyes, your teeth, any gynecological checks that you may need to attend and general health checks from your doctor. If you haven’t got any appointments booked, get on the phone or on the web and start booking yourself in. Even if there is nothing wrong, it is always best to get looked at to ensure this and so you have the health professional’s word. Taking the time to care about yourself will only ever benefit you; don’t see it as a chore, but something that you need to indulge in to get to a better quality of life. If we treated objects in the same way that we treat our bodies, such as a car for example, it would break and we would only be at fault for not giving it the correct care and attention that it deserved. Our bodies are the same. Take care of them; you’ve only got the one for life.

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Wanting to look absolutely perfect is one sure-fire way to feel miserable. This can breathe life into the bad habit of thinking you’re not what you should be. Despite what modern media and marketing would have you believe, happiness is not a body shape. If you don’t escape this mindset, you may shed a few pounds, but you’ll also make yourself pretty miserable! Here are some great tips for loving your body, and yourself as a person.

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Take a Break from Social Media

One of the most effective ways to feel happier in your body is cutting down the time you spend on social media. While there’s a lot on there, social media often ends up being just a highlight reel of other women, and not much else. You’ll rarely see tough times and the stories of how women overcame them. Instead, you’re much more likely to be bombarded with perfect abs and exquisite home-cooked meals. This, in turn, can lead to you comparing your own life to these superwomen, and thinking about it negatively. Try cutting back on the time you spend on social media, or unfollowing accounts that tend to get you down about your own situation.

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Hardcore cardio is very popular with adult women who are looking to lose weight. While setting your alarm early and going for a run is always a slower process than a trip to clinics like the Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery, many women see this as the more natural, accessible option. However, it’s not always a positive. While it’s good to want to be a healthy weight, starting your day off with the blare of an alarm and a strenuous run can often kick up a lot of unhealthy stress. Subbing it out for a more peaceful walk can make all the difference to how you feel for the rest of the day.

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Get a Date, a Pet or Both

Seeing someone or taking care of an animal can help tremendously with your overall mood, regardless of your weight loss and beauty goals. Getting to know someone on an intimate level will allow you to talk about your goals and dreams, all the while getting a look into the lives of another person. As you realize how little you think about another person’s (or animal’s!) weight and eating habits, you’ll become less conscious of your own. There’s a handy guide for getting yourself out there on Your Tango.

Dress for Now

Are you still holding onto the swimsuit you had when you were a size 4, hoping that you’ll fit into it again one day? If clothes like these are hanging in your wardrobe, acting as constant reminders of your weight loss goals, it may be time to ditch them. Filling your closet with clothes for now, not clothes for then, will make you much more satisfied with your current body, and cut out one of the many harmful reminders that things “need” to change.

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Over the last few decades our awareness of moving back to natural ingredients and organic living has increased tenfold.  We all know the importance of selecting fresh ingredients, taking care to ensure that our products aren’t tested on animals and staying clear of nasty chemicals.  However, sometimes products that tick all the right boxes from the natural front, are slightly lacking on the luxe front.  I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging but I’m starting to really go for more natural products- like the oil I use instead of drugstore moisturizer now. Beauty comes from within, right? Treat your body well and you’ll be glowing.

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A few years ago the world went mad for Matcha green tea.  This was a powdered tea which was packed full of antioxidants and made an excellent replacement to your morning coffee.  Matcha gave you an alkaline caffeine fix which was far better to the body than the acidic kind you get from coffee and black tea.  Well, move over Matcha because there is a new tea in town.  Brand wise Ashitaba is like the Armand de Brignac of the tea world.  Beautifully packaged with a Japanese chic, you will love bringing this out when you have guests over.  However it is the ashitaba health benefits which are incredible, these include more potent antioxidants than matcha, a neuro growth factor, it rebuilds DNA and is packed with chalcones and vitamin B12.

When it comes to our skin we need to be more aware of the contents included, which is why it is a great idea to go for natural and organic products.  However there are very few truly organic products on the market.  We searched the globe and found the incredible La Creme Beaute products.  These stunning creams are made by a former British model who realized there were no 100% organic products on the market and those that were nearly there, didn’t have that luxury feel to them.  Le Creme Beaute now offer a huge range of beautiful products including Bee Venom from organic bees!

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If you prefer oils to creams then the beautifully packaged range from Votary will tick all your boxes.  Unlike many natural oils the ones developed by Votary are light enough to use under your makeup.  We think the lavender pillow spray and the super seed oil are fantastic.  The packaging will look stunning in any luxury bathroom and would make a stunning present.

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The brilliant guys and girls at Herbivore Botanicals have produced a must have face mask for anyone wanting to give their face a stunning natural glow without worrying about chemical or processed ingredients. The brand is absolutely flawless with a really delicate minimal feel and stunning typography.

The more we use natural and organic products the higher the demand will become, this will mean that our designer favorites will be forced to start producing ranges like this.  So maybe it won’t be long before Chanel cosmetics go au natural and give you the gentle products you need for your body!

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