As the tides continue to turn and technology continues to thrive, the human population turns increasingly busier and unhappier. Days are dedicated to productivity and crossing off checklists, with little to no time left for anyone to stop and breathe. People are so busy trying to earn money that they become deprived of basic life elements, such as the happiness and inclusion brought about by family bonds. Your job only means so much, and time spent with your family transcends into meanings beyond money can ever fill.
If you’re craving for some relaxation, fun, and bonding, you can never go wrong with a family holiday. You’re probably filled with childhood memories of your family holidays, whether it be a day in the pool or a road trip across the country. Looking back puts a smile on your face, so why not do the same for your family now? If that’s not enough to convince you, here are several more reasons you should plan a family holiday now:
1 – Break away from routine and stressful environments
Most families spend their days trying to cross tasks of their lists. There are tasks to do, errands to finish, and deadlines to meet, all of which are from work, school, household duties, and other extra responsibilities. Although rewarding at best, too much of these can bring stress to our lives.
While initially positive, too much of continuous stress renders a person unable to work due to chronic health problems. To avoid falling into such health states, break away from your daily routine—and family holidays are designed to be the perfect antidote to stress. It’s incredibly easy to forget that downtime with each other is equally important as your other tasks, so take a well-deserved break to reconnect and relax in your family’s company.
2 – Build connections with your family
Your first memories include learning a new bike without stabilizers or perhaps jumping on the pool without supervision. It could be your first beach getaway, playing with and building sandcastles until your back turned red, or perhaps meeting a parrot for the first time. At the end of the day, you sit down with your family over a well-prepared meal, just talking and laughing. Without knowing it, you’re building connections with your family.
As your adult life overwhelms you, take the time to get a break with your family. Discover new moments and teach your child how to ride a bike and swim. Build sandcastles with them, and allow them to meet a parrot for the first time. Sit down and have a good meal afterward—you’ll be making lifelong memories, some of which they’ll pass down to their very own.
3 – Learn and immerse in new cultures
People are creatures of habit. We only ever favor the familiar, also encompassing the idea of traveling. We only return to the places we’ve seen and enjoyed before, but traveling should be the perfect opportunity to learn and see new things.
Explore with your children and have them bask in different cultures. You can take them to see the sights of the Grand Canyon, a trek in the forests of Phuket, or a beach trip with panoramic views of the sea. Whichever trip you choose, ensure that it’s new and enriching—you’ll be learning a lot in the process, too!
The many whims of life should never take you away from connecting with your family. A family holiday is the best way to reconnect and destress, and such moments are too precious to pass up. It’s about time you ignore your deadlines and checklists and plan a holiday instead!
If you’re planning a trip to Phuket, the Chongfah Beach Resort is perfect for your family. Blessed with the view of the Andaman Sea, you’re in for a peaceful getaway with us! Book your room with us now!