Are you overwhelmed with work? Frustrated and stressed because of all you have to get done? You may think that these are two very good reasons why you absolutely should not take time off for a girls’ trip. However, some may argue that these are two perfect reasons why you should take some time off for fun. Read on for even more reasons why this winter is the perfect time to take a girls’ trip!
- Don’t Wait for the “Perfect Time”
For years you’ve been saying you’ve wanted to take a luxury trip on one of the world’s best cruise ships – what are you waiting for? There is never going to be a “perfect” time. There will always be work, kids, school, and other obligations. You have to create the “perfect” time for such a thing, because it will never come on its own!
Yes, the phrase “YOLO” (you only live once) has been done to death, but at its heart it is still true and actually echoes what people have been saying for generations. You do only live once, and you should have fun while you can!
- Friends Are Important
How long has it been since you’ve really hung out with “the girls”? Getting away with your husband or boyfriend is fun, but girl trips are important for many reasons. Scientific studies even prove that girl trips are good for your mental and physical health.
- Time Off Encourages Productivity
You may actually work better if you take some time off. Stress has a way of building up, and for many people it can eventually get in the way of getting things done. Taking some time to get away for some fun can reduce your stress and make you more productive when you return.
- Your Friends Need You
Your girlfriend may need you. Life doesn’t always go as smoothly as we’d like – there’s job changes, divorce, and sometimes just a persistent feeling of being “off.” If your girlfriend is having a hard time, just one night out on the town might not do the trick. It may be the time to get away from it all for a few days, to an exotic, exciting location.
- You Can Get a Whole New Perspective
Getting away from it all while hanging out with your best friends has a way of giving you a whole new outlook on life. It can help you if you have some big decisions to make, or it may inspire you to make some major changes in your life that you’ve been putting off, like quitting that job you hate or moving somewhere you’ve always dreamed of living. Travel has a way of removing cobwebs from the brain and shaking things up.
- You Can Get To Know Your Friends Again
Your friendship may need a refreshing. When girlfriends live far apart from each other it can be difficult to stay close – sometimes even when you live in the same town it can be difficult to stay close! If you feel like you and your girls have grown apart, a girl trip may be just what you need to reconnect.
- Girl Trips Make Great Memories
On a cold, windy winter day in the future when you are stuck in the office hard at work, taking a few minutes to think back on how fun your girls’ trip was can make the day a little easier to bear. Texting your friends about a running joke or a memory from the trip, sending them pictures that you took, and meeting for dinner so you can talk about what a great time you had are also examples of how a great trip can draw you closer to your friends and give you an excuse to stay close.
Do you really need encouragement to take a trip? Probably not, but just in case you do, think of these eight great reasons and start packing!