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The power of two: why a two night spa break is better

Psychologists believe that people who use their holiday allowance in bursts rather than all in one go are happier, according to the Telegraph.  We all love a long holiday, but apparently the frequency is key.

A little and often

People who take so-called mini-breaks have more happy memories than those who holiday for an extended period of time.  Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist who wrote The Upside of Irrationality, suggested that holidaymakers break up extended time away by doing some work in the middle of their break saying this would make them more appreciative of their time away from the office.

The explanation is that people’s enjoyment wanes as they become accustomed to their holiday lifestyle.

Make sure you take your annual leave

Of course, on the other end of the spectrum, if you can extend a one night break to two or three, then there extra time also really allows you to hit that sweet spot of relaxation and enjoyment without nudging into complacency.  It’s a tricky balance, but one we’re willing to work to achieve.

Another study showed that jetting off on mini breaks helps to cuts your blood pressure, sleep better and bounce back from stress.  Even better, the positive effects can last for months. At least according to the Daily Mail.

It’s a good reason to make sure you always take your annual leave each year, and here are a few choice destinations that we recommend in particular for spring and summer two or three night spa breaks and holidays…


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