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Five Reasons to Take Time Off to Relax Over the Festive Season

Relaxation is a very basic need of almost every living creature. Not only does it keep us from getting ill, but it has the potential to rejuvenate us. Some simple well-intentioned time off can fix, or at least ease, many stresses and problems. This is especially important to remember during the often-stressful holiday season.

Perhaps you’ve been too busy with your job or your family commitments, or you simply find it difficult to relax and let go of daily pressures. So here are five reminders of why you should take your remaining vacation days and find ways you to unwind before the end of the year.

Wellbeing Through Creativity

Guest post by Rebecca Mellor, Creative Wellbeing

Our creativity, as a means of connecting with ourselves, others and the world around us, is vital to building a wellbeing based society. Without it, we are destined to plough through the existing paradigm as it grows ever more obsolete and unresponsive to our needs. By embedding creativity and the value of creativity into our everyday lives and into the way our infrastructure works for us, we don’t just embrace an intrinsic human quality, we allow ourselves the opportunity to develop appropriate solutions to the myriad issues facing society today.

Time and Experiences Make You Happier Than Stuff

In today’s arguably hyper-materialist world we are often fed the idea that stuff will make us happy: if only we could get that latest phone, that new TV, that great new pair of shoes, happiness would be ours! Or so the marketing messaging goes. However, an increasing amount of research tells us that this is simply not the case; that, in fact, more free time and positive experiences give us more happiness and wellbeing than new stuff can offer.

Museum of Happiness: A Happier, Kinder and More Playful World

Our friends at the Museum of Happiness have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them to create a happier, kinder and more playful world.

They aim to raise £25,000 in order to open the world’s first dedicated Museum of Happiness in Camden, London. They’re offering amazing rewards for supporters – so through supporting them you will help a fantastic project and you’ll receive a brilliant new gift or experience too!

They have already passed the £15,000 mark, but they need your help to reach their goal!