Let’s face it, in today’s day and age, it seems as if more and more of us have less and less time to rest and relax. The need for holidays and vacations has never been greater, but the problem is that many of us simply don’t have the time to leave home/work for several weeks at a time as our schedules just won’t allow it. In reality however, holidays and vacations can be extremely beneficial for our health and because of this, we really should make the effort to go away more. One reason that people are apprehensive about going away on holiday is that they will be cut off from their everyday lives and as such, their work may suffer, their business may suffer, and they will spend the majority of their break constantly worrying, unable to relax. With all of the advances in modern technology over the years however, staying connected to home has never been easier. Here are a few benefits.
Peace of mind – One of the main benefits of staying connected to home whilst on holiday is the fact that it will provide you with peace of mind of what is going on at home. When we leave home for weeks at a time, we worry about whether we left the iron on, the taps running, whether the house is flooded, whether it’s burnt down, whether it’s been robbed, or whether our children are deciding to have a party in our absence. You can now easily purchase video surveillance apps and software that you can set up at home, which will allow you to view a live feed of what is going on in your home on your smart phone. This type of technology is ideal as you can place cameras in your home, and then view the live feed on your smart phone at any time. If you’re worried the house is flooded, simply check your phone, you’ll see there is no waterfall running down your stairs, and you can relax and have another cocktail before checking again in an hour’s time.
Productivity - If you’re self-employed or own your own business, sometimes things crop up that are out of your control and although you’re supposed to be on holiday relaxing, you may need to send or check a few emails. It isn’t nice, but if you wish to be successful, it’s a price you must pay. If this applies to you, web hosts such as 1&1 offer home and business services enabling you to login online and check your emails, without accessing desktop programs at home on computers. This saves a great deal of time and allows you to easily check your emails daily in a matter of seconds.
Safety – Sometimes unfortunately, problems do arise whilst people are away on holiday, and sometimes they cannot be avoided. We hope it never happens but personal issues can arise which may require you to rush home at once. Staying connected to home allows people to contact you, and you to contact them and inform each other about whichever issues may have happened. Even something as simple as forgetting to have locked the door before you left home could easily be rectified by contacting your neighbour or a family member or friend with a spare key.