In the latest post shared by the ‘Humans Of Bombay’ a popular page on Facebook, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that he used to go on a five-day hiatus during Diwali every year to reflect on his life.

PM Modi

In a 5-part interview shared by the popular blog post, the Prime Minister shared several interesting and meaningful insights in to his formative years, the life principles he abides by.

"Not many people know this, but I would go away for the five days of Diwali. Somewhere in a jungle - a place with only clean water and no people. I would pack enough food to last for those five days. There would be no radios or newspapers, and during that time, there was no TV or internet anyway," he said.

The Prime Minister further added that his mini vacation gives him an opportunity to reflect and provides him with necessary strength to handle life and its various experiences

He not only revealed his annual getaway location, but also shared a word of ‘advice’ to the youngsters today. “In the midst of your fast-paced life and busy schedules, take some time off...think and introspect. It will change your perception - you will understand your inner self better." 

And the PM is right. Medical experts believe that taking a break from the job, routine and other daily tasks keep stress levels under check and builds up the stamina.

Here Are Top 5 Reasons Why You Need A Vacation By Yourself:

Stress Relief:

Stress levels can have several adverse effects on both physical and mental health. Prolonged outbursts of stress causes inflammation, gastrointestinal issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, anxiety, depression etc. Plan an annual holiday or short breaks from work, to keep your stress away.

Better Sleep:

A vacation means lazing out, having fun and doing your favourite things, be it reading a book, relishing favourite foods etc. When you are not stressed, the brain releases melatonin- the sleep hormone in ample amounts providing body with good sleep and rest. A better sleep means good heart health and mental peace.

Bond With Family:

Vacations are the best time to bond with your family without worrying about job related tasks. Even a short break from work helps in strengthening your ties with family and friends, make you feel secure and emotionally stable.

Sharpens Memory:

Take a break from work, if you want to perform better at your work place. A time-gap from work boosts memory, enhances creativity and also help in coming up with new ideas that can be executed back at work.


A holiday provides you with enough ‘space’ from day-today demands of work and life and it’s time to introspect various decisions made in the past. It helps in restoring ourselves physically and mentally for a healthier future, and focus at future tasks.