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Bridlington: what a weekend by the sea can do for your mental health

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For some, a weekend holiday is a great time to relax, unwind and let the stress of a long working week ease off. Everyone loves a good break, after all! For others, a holiday somewhere along the coast can be a real lifeline on a bad day.

We’re all stressed out – some more than others

It’s known that, in Britain, 1 in 4 people experience mental health difficulties at some point in their lives, and 1 in 6 experience a common mental health problem in any given week (according to Mind).

That’s a lot of people – and, if you’re one of them, the normal stresses of day-to-day life can weigh heavier on you. Increasingly, too, scientists are finding that looking after mental and emotional well-being, such as practising mindfulness, can really improve your job performance and family life. Put simply, everyone needs a pick-me-up sometimes, and that’s as much about your mental health as taking medication or meditating daily. We could all do with looking after our minds a bit more, however we decide that it works best for us.

The benefits of the beach

For those with loved ones going through a tough time – whether that’s full-blown depression, dysthymia, or simply exam stress – a trip to the seaside can make a real difference. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, or set aside a load of activities to do. Just a walk on the beach with a friend or family member can improve their mood.

Doctors have proven using studies that physical activity, while not a cure-all for serious mental illness, can have an impact on how a person feels on a day-to-day basis – and it’s a great excuse to take a stroll and be social with your friends and family too.

How a Bridlington holiday could make you feel better

A place like Bridlington, with its peaceful Yorkshire surroundings, could be a great choice for a short break to improve your well-being. If you think you could use a break to improve your own welfare, why not have a look at our Bridlington holiday cottages? We’re set amidst peaceful surroundings in our holiday park, with state-of-the-art amenities all provided – and only two short miles from the beautiful Yorkshire coastline. It could be the perfect destination for some much-needed peace and quiet.

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