Family vacations were a high point for me growing up. It was a time to explore and learn about the world. We didn’t have a lot of money and that required a bit of creativity. I consider myself lucky that my parents took the time for breaks in their schedule to spend time with us.
A simple definition of ‘vacation’ is a time when someone is away from home, school or work, in order to relax or travel. I like to think of it as an intermission from your normal, daily life.
Many of us have a tendency to push ourselves too much and ignore the chronic stress that comes with that constant drive to achieve something. In the U.S. we tend to take “time off” for granted and treat it as a type of luxury. It’s not. We all need a break.
Expedia did a study called Vacation Deprivation and found that a vacation for most can just be “a remote office away from the office.” People are still engaging with work, taking calls, and checking email regularly (guilty!). And a lot of paid vacation goes unused for various reasons.
We’ve all had a conversation about work-life balance and its relevance. But are you actually doing something to create that needed healthy balance?
After our recent family vacation before school started, it was a great reminder that taking a break – a vacation – is healthy and a key part of stress reduction. Here are 7 reasons why it’s important to schedule vacation on a regular basis: Continue reading