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It’s June, the sun is shining and everyone is starting to talk about their holiday plans… except you. Because you’ve convinced yourself that you can’t possibly take a holiday and you don’t need one.

Wrong. You can take a break if you plan it well in advance. And you should take a break for some very good reasons.

It’s Good for Your Physical Health

Taking a break from repetitive and/or strenuous activities and the stress of work is good for your body – and can help to prevent disease. And while too much sun is not good for us, a little sunlight each day can boost our Vitamin D levels – a vitamin many Brits are deficient in.

So, spend a few minutes without the sun cream on, soaking up the rays. You can catch up on some sleep, too, which is vital for a healthy immune system.

And your holiday doesn’t have to be a lazy one. You could take the opportunity to try a new sport or activity, or get some hiking in. Perhaps you could alternate lazy days with more active ones that involve some aerobic exercise?

It’s Good for your Mental Health

Owning your own business can mean long hours, stress and the juggling of multiple roles. You need to take care of your mind, not just your body. It too needs a break from the norm.

The chance to focus on one thing at a time will be restorative, especially if that one thing is the mouth-watering menu of a Greek taverna, what beach to visit today or what shoes to wear to explore that castle

It’s Good for Your Work/Life Balance

Stepping away from everyday life for a while can help you get some perspective on both your work and your personal life. It can also give you time to assess whether you’re balancing these elements of your life – and whether you’ve getting, and giving, what you want in both areas. Holidays can be a great chance to reconnect with family and friends and spend time on neglected hobbies.

It’s Good for Your Business

A fresh perspective, a chance for your mind to wander – these benefits of a holiday can do wonders for your business. A break can bring forth a burst of creativity, sparking new ideas and strategies. Hopefully, you’ll also return to your business full of renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Don’t feel guilty about taking a holiday. As you can see, they can be good for you and your business. Win-win!

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Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

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