Take a Vacation from Stress
A lot of people don’t take vacations as often as needed. For most people, annual vacations can be rare – and some people never even take them! Even now we often bring work along with us when we do take vacations, keeping ourselves in the work mindset we’re trying to escape. But everyone should take time to fully enjoy vacations for several reasons:
1.Keep Burnout at Bay
Employees who take regular breaks and more time to relax are less likely to experience burnout, which makes them even more productive than their overworked, under-rested colleagues.
2. Increase Work Performance
More frequent vacations lead to an increased quality of life, which in turn can lead to an increased quality of job performance.
3. Promote Creativity
A good vacation can help us rediscover ourselves, and help us get back to feeling our best.
4. Promote Overall Well-being
In one particular study, the participants’ quality of sleep, mood, and physical complaints had improved after three days of vacation, as compared to before taking a vacation. What’s more, it was observed that the benefits were still present five weeks later, especially in those who had more personal time and overall satisfaction during their vacations.
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5. Keep Yourself Healthy
Taking regular time off to ‘recharge your batteries’ can keep your stress levels lower, which in turn makes you healthier.
6. Strengthen Bonds
Relationships are strengthened when you take the time to enjoy life with your loved ones. The time together can help you enjoy the good times more and easily overcome the hard times. Also, according to a study by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services, women who took vacations were more satisfied with their marriages.
7. Relieve Stress in Lasting Ways
It’s no surprise that vacations with plenty of free time can relieve stress. It’s even proven by research that a good vacation can lead to lesser stress at least five weeks later!
A good amount of time away from the stresses of daily life can be just the break we need – helping us return to our lives refreshed and better equipped to handle whatever comes our way.
For those who don’t have the time or money to take a ‘formal’ vacation, you’d be surprised at the number of quick and cheap getaways that let you enjoy the benefits of a vacation for much less. And if you don’t like to go far, you can always opt for a stay-cation or play-cation.
Not everyone is able to take a vacation, but for those who can take several days or a few weeks off for a trip, there are several travel sites that can help you plan the best type of trip for yourself – so you can come back feeling ready for anything.
Source: very well mind