Are you looking forward to your vacation? Well, you should be, and not only because of the sightseeing and cultural experience. Many people do not realize the importance of taking a week of rest without calling phones, e-mails or deadlines. Doesn’t it already sound marvelous? If not, here are a few more reasons why you should consider some time off:
- Stress is the most common affection that doubtlessly strikes us all, along with mental exhaustion, whether we work in an office or in an apparently less stressful environment. It has numberless negative effects on both work and family life, leading to irritability and a general bad mood. However, if you give yourself a short, yet frequent time-off to spending a quiet place with your dearest ones, you will gain an anti-stress shield. Bulletproof!
- Secondly, you have to give your body a chance to rest. A vacation is the best time to recharge your batteries, even though you may not feel it is necessary. Very often we do not manage to perceive exhaustion, but, nevertheless, our body tries to signal it unremittingly, so perhaps next time you feel tired you should take a minute and listen to your inner clock. Perhaps it’s time for a vacation!
- Furthermore, it has been proven that those who take time off at least once a year live 20% more than those who don’t, due to the fact that relaxation should also be part of our over-crowded lives, sprinkled in between the gargantuan amounts of work. All work and no rest might make you sick, after all.
So, be it somewhere far, on a distant shore, or maybe in a modest cottage nearby, you should feel certain that both your body and mind are looking forward to it, even if you don’t immediately acknowledge it.