For many of us, vacation is a luxury. However, vacation is not a luxury but a necessity for a well-balanced and healthy life. It is as important as eating well and getting exercise.
Once a while we need to go somewhere far away from home, away from the normal everyday activities. A place where we can breathe, where you can stick your toes in the sand and sip something cold and strong. Here are some reasons to make the vacation a priority in your life!
You relieve stress
Getting away from work and going on a vacation will dramatically reduce whatever stress you are experiencing. You feel refreshed and at peace. Vacation helps you to really get out of work mode and catch up on sleep and work on getting rid of habits that tend to contribute to stress.
Taking a vacation is good for your health
Relaxing and getting away from your worries-both personal and professional can help lower anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure, which can, in turn, lower the risk of heart disease and chronic illness caused by stress.
It improves your productivity
Taking time off for vacation rejuvenates you. You go back to work feeling energetic and more creative. Out of nearly 500 human resource managers, 90% believed that employees were more productive as a result of taking time off.
You become happier
Studies show that people who take regular vacations reported feeling extremely happy with an overall feeling of well-being compared to those who did not go on vacation. Even after returning from the vacation the elation was sustained. According to the study leader, Jeroen Nawijn, it will be better to spread the vacation experience twice or thrice in a year rather than taking one big vacation.
Vacations improve your sex life
Studies have shown that high cortisol level associated with stress create a negative feedback loop in the brain and lower levels of sex hormones like testosterone, contributing to the loss of libido. A survey indicates people who go on vacation regularly reported feeling sexier, with greater romance in their relationship which equates to better sex.
Vacations strengthen relationships
Vacationing with family, friends or partners help forge a closer relationship. Family vacation creates more memories than other activity so families are always looking forward to the next vacation. It helps you appreciate yourself and the people around you.
Vacation is important because you only live once
There is no better time than now to make your dream trip happen so cancel whatever ‘urgent’ plans you may have and start packing. Taking a vacation isn’t a luxury – it’s essential to your well-being.