Why taking a break is important for your mental health

I’m so tired. 

I’m trying to cope.

I sometimes feel like there is no hope.

I work all day, no time for rest.

Is this ‘’adulting’’…at its best?

1 weekend later…

I feel so fresh.

I’m getting things done!

I might go as far as to say I’M HAVING FUN!

My day was great and now I can rest.

This is ‘’adulting’’…at its best!

See what we did there? We made a contrasting rhyme to remind you that it is important to rest. Our bodies demand rest in order to avoid burnout. But more so, our minds need rest too! In a day and age where the pace of life increases, it becomes more important to allow our minds to retreat from this hustle and bustle to also recharge.

Luckily, Kokiville is here for you when it comes to taking breaks. 

It is no secret that everyone here at Kokiville, absolutely loves nature. We have come to understand firsthand the amazing benefits of nature after investigating the science behind “nature bathing”. Did you know that escaping into nature for a weekend can improve your mental health by reducing stress hormones like cortisol by up to 30%? Studies have shown that spending time in green spaces can lower blood pressure, improve your mood, and even boost the immune system.

You can read some more about this here:


Here are some more ways how an extended break (at Kokiville for example 😉) can benefit your mental health:

Boosts Attention Restoration:  Our brains crave nature’s unstructured stimuli. Unlike the constant demands of technology and cityscapes, nature offers a chance to defocus and allow your attention to replenish. This mental break can lead to improved concentration and cognitive performance when you return to your normal daily tasks.

Enhances Feelings of Connection:  Being in nature can foster feelings of belonging and connection to something larger than ourselves.  Studies suggest that spending time outdoors can increase feelings of awe and interconnectedness, which can boost overall well-being.

Promotes Physical Activity:  Weekend getaways in nature often involve hiking, swimming, or other outdoor activities. This physical movement releases endorphins, further improving your mood and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Strengthens Self-Esteem:  Completing challenges in nature, like hiking a new trail or camping under the stars, can build a sense of accomplishment.  This can boost your confidence and self-esteem, leaving you feeling more capable of tackling daily obstacles.

Improves Sleep Quality:  Not just by disconnecting from electronics, but also due to the quieter and darker environments often found in nature.  A good night’s sleep is crucial for mental well-being, and a weekend surrounded by nature can significantly improve sleep quality.

Romantic reboot for couples: Taking an extended break does not always refer to a solo-escape. As you also escape into each other’s arms, nature becomes the backdrop for mental wellbeing within your relationship too. A weekend escape together lets couples unplug from daily pressures. Fresh air and new scenery sparks conversation and fosters a sense of shared adventure. This quality time allows you to address any unspoken concerns and rediscover the intimate magic that drew you together, reminding you why you decided to be a team in the first place!

A weekend escape to nature offers a multifaceted approach to mental well-being. It’s not just about stress reduction, it’s about giving your mind and body a holistic recharge that can leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated, and ready to tackle life’s challenges.

We hope to welcome you for an extended break at Kokiville soon!