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QUIZ: Do You Need A Holiday?

Is it reaching desperate levels yet?

SO CHRISTMAS IS just about behind you now, but that doesn’t mean you’re not thinking of your next holiday already – or that you might have been doing a little searching online already.

It can seem a long way to the summer with all this winter weather around us, so you might want a holiday, but do you really need one?

Let’s find out.

1. Are you counting down the days to the weekend already?
Nah, I'm grand

Counting the hours, minutes and seconds by now
Nah, I'm kind of glad to be back in a routine
2. How long has it been since your last holiday?
A while ago
Way too long

Not too long ago
I can't even remember
3. Are you stressed?
A bit

Not really
4. Do you enjoy your work?
Love it
Most of the time

It has its ups and downs
Yeah... mostly
5. What do you do at the weekend?
Work, usually
Totally chill out

Get some household stuff done
A balance of chores and chilling
6. How do you relax?
Meditation or yoga
I don't really

Go for a walk
Long bath
7. You win an all-expenses paid trip away, but you have to leave tomorrow - what do you do?
Email my boss from the airport
Give my boss a call and see what she says...

Can't get off work...
Start packing
Where was your last holiday?
Your house - staycation all the way
Somewhere in Ireland

Somewhere exotic
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You desperately need a holiday
And we're pretty confident you've booked one already. If not - what are you waiting for?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You need a holiday badly
You're definitely going to be in the grumps if you don't starting planning your next one. Do it for yourself - and everyone around you.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You could do with a break
You're not desperate, but you're not far off. Even a little relaxation time on the couch, in the bath or out having a walk in the park might do it, failing a holiday. Treat yourself.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're doing okay, actually
Well. We're impressed. You're zen enough with your situation at home that you barely need a break. You can struggle along happily for a few weeks more. Go you.
Share your result:

Just like Larry heading off to Torremolinos, we all need to take a break now and again. Luckily for you it could be as easy as the touch of a button. Head over to EBS’ Facebook page now to enter their fantastic competition to win a €3,000 holiday voucher. (But unlike Larry heading off to Torremolinos, EBS are there for you at all times to sort out the perfect mortgage for you.)

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