Vacations offer you so much more than the much-needed chance to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate.
However, just in case you need convincing, here are five compelling reasons you should pack your bags go on a vacation as soon as possible.
With the busy pace of life getting in the way of your sleep, exercise and rest, you need a break and you need it fast before you crash and burn. Going on a vacation gives you the opportunity to enjoy stress free days or weeks.
For the sake of your health and sanity, you should take a vacation from time to time and escape the stress for a little while.
Travelling gives you the opportunity to be exposed to places, peoples and cultures you didn’t know previously. When you visit a place, you gain cultural, historical, economic and political knowledge of said place.
It gives you the opportunity to learn new things about the places you visit and observe the way things are done against different cultural backdrops.
It gives you the opportunity to personally experience places, people and cultures and form your own opinions on them based on personal contact and experience.
It has been scientifically proved that the brain structure can be affected and even altered by extreme exposure to stress hormones which contribute to anxiety and depression.
According to research, women that do not go on vacations regularly are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than those who do. The 'happy vibes' you get while on vacation actually last longer than the vacation period, leaving so you’re walking around happy even when the vacation is over.
Away from your regular routine and the weight of responsibilities, in a new city and amidst unfamiliar faces, you are likely to refocus, reorganize and strategize. If there is an important decision you have been hesitant to make, you may very likely make it while on a vacation.
After taking out time to relax, unwind and experience a new place, all things being equal, you will return from your trip with a spring to your step. Having relieved yourself of stress and enjoying the pleasures of your vacation spot, you will feel refreshed body and mind.