Spring Break is just around the corner. It’s been a busy winter, and I am really looking forward to a little vacation – nothing too exotic this year, but a “pick-me-up” nonetheless.
There’s nothing new in the idea of taking a vacation to relax and de-stress, but vacations offer so much more than just relaxation.
A vacation promotes Creativity:
Every time I go on a vacation, I come home with a list of wonderful things I want to do make. I feel creatively rejuvenated. The things I see around me when I am away from home inspire all kinds of new ideas.
A vacation can stave off Burnout:
For some of us, when we work hard every day, it becomes our routine. And, sometimes this comes at the expense of our health. We become more and more tired, then exhausted, and no longer as productive. We need to make sure to take regular time away from work.
A vacation can keep you Healthy:
We need to take regular time off to recharge our batteries. Going away somewhere gets us out of our regular environment and routine, thereby changing our pace of life. I, for one, need a nice sleep on the beach.
A vacation promotes overall Wellbeing:
My vacations don’t just include lazing around. I like to explore where I am, so I end up doing quite a bit of walking. I also tend to eat better. I return home feeling refreshed.
A vacation can Strengthen Bonds:
Whether it’s a family vacation, or a vacation for just the two of us, or a vacation with friends, we’re spending time relaxing and having new experiences together.
A vacation can help with your Job Performance:
Vacations lead to an increased quality of life, and that can lead to increased quality of work on the job.
A vacation can have a lasting effect in Relieving Stress:
Did you know that a good vacation could lead to the experience of fewer stressful days for several weeks later? Vacations are a gift to yourself that keep on giving.