Stress. Anxiety. Tension. Everyone deals with these things to one degree or another. Many have argued that we live in the most stressful times in history. What are the main reasons we live such stressful lives? Relationships, whether family or friendships, are a major stress factor, along with worries over health, school worries, career concerns and all the other little everyday frustrations we all experience. Stress is a normal part of life and always has been. Our ancestors dealt with it too, though for different reasons.
But too much stress can have an effect on our health and well-being, including headaches, high blood pressure, depression, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and more, not to mention troubled relationships. So it’s important that we pay attention to stress factors and take time out to engage in stress relieving activities, to give ourselves time to unwind and reconnect to our inner sources of strength and energy. Some people relax by taking up a hobby, listening to music, reading, exercise, meditation, yoga and many other things. But probably the number one thing we think about when we need to wind down and relax is just getting away from it all, finding an idyllic place to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life, to relax both physically and mentally with peace and quiet and comfort. And to have fun, and to spend some quality time with loved ones, a proven stress fighter. Taking a vacation and leaving our lives behind, if only for a little while, long enough to let that stress go and return to life ready to take up the banner again. If this sounds like you and you’re in need of a vacation (and who isn’t?) then you might consider a NH getaway to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Why you say? Here are three quick good reasons.
1. Nature conquers stress. And with NH vacations, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to commune with nature in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Studies have shown that getting outdoors and exposure to sunlight are wonderful stress relievers. Stopping to smell the roses really does work.
2. Exercise conquers stress. NH getaways offer plenty of opportunity for exercise, with thousands of miles of hiking trails, fishing and skiing, and much, much more. You can even go mountain climbing if you like.
3. Luxury and pampering conquers stress. Treating yourself to a holiday at a cozy, comfortable inn, a massage and a spa treatment, good food and a bottle of wine, and a warm, comfortable bed, is a sure ticket to relaxation and an “ahhh” on your lips.
If this all sounds good to you, North Conway vacations can provide all of the above and more. The Stonehurst Manor Historic Boutique Hotel provides the environment to reconnect with what matters, taking you back to an era of Victorian elegance and luxury, nestled in the most breathtaking beauty New Hampshire can provide.