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'Workers expect too much from holidays'

26 January 2009 10:00

'Workers expect too much from holidays'

Workers expect too much from their holidays and this is the reason they don't relieve all of their stress, a relaxation expert has said.

The Daily Record reports that Richard Hilliard, director of the Relaxation for Living Institute, believes that around a third of us spend 60 hours a week at work and we think that by taking a holiday we will instantly become happy and relaxed.

However he adds that people cannot expect to just "flop out" and do nothing on holiday because the body needs to gradually slow down to feel good.

To help to relax before the holiday Mr Hilliard said in the newspaper to share holiday preparations, to take it easy before you go and not to over expect from your holiday.

If travellers do intend to share the responsibilities of a holiday, make sure someone takes out a travel insurance policy as if an incident happens, stress will only build up if no travel insurance is taken out.

Recent comments from the Association of British Travel Agents state that an all-inclusive holiday offers the best chance of budgeting for a break, which may help relieve some of the stress.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18602330-ADNFCR