My Worst Failure- Too Stressed to Vaca!
By Jen Campbell- Travel Consultant for Escape Destinations Travel
Are you feeling the stress and pressure from everyday work and life in general? If you’re at all like me, your schedule is over-packed and your time to relax and get away is far out of reach, or at least it seems.
Traveling is good for you! I find just simply planning an exciting vacation keeps my mind off things that stress me out. The anticipation of the vacation is a great mood stimulator, for me personally. Dreaming about the location and plans made (booking that trip even) can take your mind off pressing issues that cause sleeplessness, high blood pressure, and extra tension.
Why Traveling Releases Stress
For many people, vacations or simple weekend getaways are part of their plans each year. Vacations are a great way to get families and couples to spend time together, away from the everyday pressures of life. It’s also a great idea for people who enjoy traveling solo.
3 Ways That Travel Helps with Stress:
1. Fresh air, sunshine and good feelings (most times associated with taking a nice vacation) is good for our health. It can help decrease depression.
2. Playing and relaxing is a great way to release pent up tension and frustrations.
3. It offers a feeling of freedom. When you're on vacation, throw any schedules away. Sleep in, stay up late, do things when you want to. The whole point of a vacation is to get away from a daily schedule. Put those cell phones and lap tops away (and heaven forbid get off of Face Book and LinkedIn) if you want to experience total freedom from your everyday hectic life.
The Health Benefits of Traveling:
Europeans take approximated 20+ more vacation days per year! WOW! I’m sad to report that US employees only receive approximately 14 days of vacation, on average.
Vacation time has been proven to do wonders for productivity and improve health for employees. Studies have shown that vacation is very important for the following reasons:
What trip have you planned for the near future? Share with us in the comments below!
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