“The most likely reason is that we stop masquerading chronic stress and its impact on the body when on holiday,” determines GP and cosmetic physician, Dr Prasanthi Purusothaman. “We finally have time to slow down and become cognisant of what is going on in the body. Memory bias means we have more time to be aware of sickness as it presents in the body compared to times where we are busy!”
PREPARATION IS KEY Time management gets the better of us all. We’ve all been there! But ensuring you “create a manageable schedule so that you aren’t frantically rushing to finish tasks or remembering to flag things whilst away” is important to keep the stress levels down. As Dr Purusothaman notes, you want to “have a measured wind down and finish” so you can really switch off when on annual leave.