Why Family Holidays Are Important

by Hannah

Although times are a little confusing and uncertain at the moment, we all know that family holidays create amazing memories and are a great idea, but what are the actual benefits? Enough though you may be unsure about traveling at the moment and we can’t travel abroad, we can still go on a family holiday in the UK as long as we are still following the self-isolation rule and social distancing.  

Let’s have a look at some of the solid benefits of taking a family holiday: 

It’s A Break Away From The Norm

A family holiday should be about treating yourself and the family, to a nice refreshing break away from all your normal habits and day-to-day life, Fir View Welshpool is a great place to exactly that! It’s been said that around two-thirds of all conversations parents and children have are all about their normal day-to-day life, and it’s likely that coronavirus has now been added into the mix. Having a breakaway provides you with the perfect opportunity to break this habit and have much more engaging conversations with your children. It also gives you more time to get to know their individual personalities. You will start to notice how they’ve grown, developed and changed. 

Taking a step away from all the stress of what’s happening recently, will help you to identify any changes you need to make at home and provide you with the right headspace to become refreshed and focused. Especially now many people are working from home and schooling from home. Just remember you still need to follow the social distancing advice and ensure that you are mindful of any symptoms. 

It Makes Time For Play 

When you’re stuck in a routine, with work commitments, stresses, school and day-to-day home life you hardly have time to just play. A holiday gives you the time to reconnect and enjoy spending fun time with your children. In recent studies, it was shown that parents admit to only occasionally plying with their children so definitely grab the chance to this on holiday. Play is a critical part of each childhood, it’s how they improve problem-solving, learn to be patient and encourages creativity. It also goes a long way to show them that they are appreciated and loved. Think about packing some board games, puzzles and possibly a games console if you are going on a trip any time soon. If you have to self-isolate at all you then have some ways of being able to keep your family entertained. 

Builds Memories

Building memories is a really good reason to go on holiday and it’s one of the main reasons that people go on them. Studies show that forty-nine percent of Brits have created some of their happiest memories whilst on their holidays with their family. They also recall these memories when times get hard, so even if you can’t travel at the moment think about all the family holidays you’ve enjoyed in the past. A family holiday takes you away from your normal cycle, and it usually means that your new surroundings and experiences have a much deeper impact on your consciousness. Having good, fun family time together helps to create memories. Positive memories stick around for much longer than bad ones so they are important for a long and happy life. 

Boosts Your Health 

Focusing on our health is more important than ever at the moment, and it’s probably at the front of our minds. Family holidays and days out are really good for your health. As well as getting out and about, it’s been proven that our mental health massively impacts our health too. This mean that enjoying a family holiday, relaxing and spending time with the kids could be a real help to getting fit and healthy. Family holidays can help to improve communication, let you learn about each other and it’s a chance to spend a relaxed time together. Family holiday tends to naturally include active, outdoor activities which are great for any time but especially now. With social distancing in place, we are still encourage to spend time outdoors as long as we are staying a safe distance away from others and keeping clean. Connecting with nature has a wide range of benefits. From improving your mood, rebuilding relationships between loved ones and promoting health conversation in a safe place which is great for your family’s mental well-being. 

Spending time together as a family invaluable and it provides you with a great opportunity to really enjoy each others company and creates fabulous memories. Do you have any other reasons why family holidays are important?

Nb. Collaborative post.

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