5-day Holiday! How You Can Use Short Breaks To Boost Your Mental Health

The government has just announced that Kenyans will enjoy a five-day holiday starting on Friday 29, 2022.

In between mourning the late President Mwai Kibaki, celebrating labour day on May 1st and then Eid al-Fitr on the following day, Kenyans will enjoy the longest holiday yet this year.

It’s always great to stretch out the weekend for an extra day or two. Long weekends can provide a much-needed breather amidst our busy schedules. 

What people don’t know is that taking well-planned short breaks throughout the year is better than taking a long vacation when it comes to resting and cleaning your mental backlog. A study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies found that longer vacations aren’t necessarily better than shorter ones.

Therefore the five days coming up might be the best to relinquish your mental state.

Here’s how short breaks make you rest better and are good for your mental state:

Easily to plan

Unlike long vacations, shorts holidays just need less luggage which automatic means less stress. The planning is also easy.

Easier To Completely Switch Off

Those who find it difficult to disconnect from the office usually benefit more from a short break because the stress of leaving the office isn’t as prolonged. Also, you genuinely disconnect and don’t feel guilty when you come back after the holiday and jump online.

Easy On The Wallet

It’s less expensive to plan for a short holiday.

Good meditation and stress management

Several short vacays in a year are better than one long holiday when it comes to mental health. If you have to wait till the end of the year to relax and decompress, you’ll probably not be rested well enough after the vacation.

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