Skipping or putting a vacation on hold may feel ideal at the moment. But ultimately, that is far from the truth.
Not only are vacations fun – but they can benefit your mind, body and soul.
Recognizing the Value of a Vacation
Have you ever felt guilty about taking a vacation?
Have you ever felt like there isn’t much of a point or that your time would better be spent working?
Vacations are far from a waste of time. They can improve mental health, boost job performance, and increase creativity.
A great vacation doesn’t have to be long or expensive by any means. Taking a mini weekend staycation at a friend’s house or local hotel can deliver all the benefits and then some.
Mixing Things Up
Even if you thrive on routine, mixing things up for even a few days can help increase motivation, energy and creativity.
When we do the same thing day in and day out – the activities we typically love can start to feel less exciting.
Taking a week off of television can help you enjoy it that much more down the line.
You know what they say – absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Professional athletes schedule recovery days to let their muscles rest.
We need to do the same thing with our minds!
Above, we listed television as an example. But the activity you’d like to take a break from may be different.
What do you feel you need a break from?
Choose the Vacation Best For You
Our dream vacation may be different from yours, as we all have our own interests.
Some may enjoy a vacation full of back-to-back activities, while others may enjoy a few days sitting by the pool reading a book. At the end of the day, all that matters is your happiness and ability to enjoy yourself.
Most of us declutter our homes pretty often – taking vacations can help declutter our minds from stress. What are you waiting for? There is no time like the present to start planning your next adventure!