THE BENEFITS OF VACATION
Been on vacation lately?
Taking vacations regularly is important, whether you actually feel tired or not. Some people feel that they cannot get away from their work because it is too demanding and they feel indispensable. If this is the case, it is probably one of the best possible reasons to take a break from it all. Given that in the long run, fatigue and stress directly affect our physical resistance and mental capacities, a few days of not thinkingabout work can go a long way to recharging our batteries.
How about a creative getaway?
Getting away does not necessarily imply flying south or anywhere else for that matter. The key is to find asetting that will allow you to leave all your worries behind. Some people manage to do it from home, although a change of surroundings often helps one to disconnect from daily concerns. Simply turning off the cell phone and opening a book under a tree in a city park can be a great getaway! A few short trips and fun activities, a Sunday drive… it can all become a fun adventure for the entire family.
Five reasons to go on vacation
Here are a few of the many ways in which taking a vacation can benefit your health:
The very first benefit of leaving everything behind and relieving your brain of all your worries is reduced stress.
Several studies have shown a direct link between stress and health conditions such as headaches, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other types of infections acquired as a result of a weaker immune system. It has also been scientifically established that taking vacations reduces the incidence of burnout.
Relief from stress often gives us a new perspective on life, allows us to regain energy and often to find simple and sometimes obvious solutions to problems that had previously seemed impossible to solve.
Improve your mental skills
Some studies have found a positive relationship between vacations and intellectual function. A well-rested mind that is free of worry is often more effective.
Improve your physical health
Besides getting you away from daily stressors, a vacation often gives you the opportunity to catch up on sleep and exercise, two simple remedies for many aches and pains.
Strengthen family ties
Too often, in our fast-paced daily routine, family relationships suffer. A vacation is a great opportunity to discover each other in a different setting and to build lasting memories.
Taking time off can be a great opportunity to meet new people, laugh and do the things that you most enjoy!