5 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Vacation

July 7, 2017

Career Advice

School’s out, summer’s on! This season is the perfect time to take a trip–so why aren’t you? If you can’t remember the last time you took time off for yourself, it’s time to set your priorities straight. You need a vacation, and you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. That vacation time is there for a reason. So, use it! You don’t even need to travel far–a staycation spent exploring your own city works too.

  1. Vacations can prevent a major burnout.
    Time away from your desk not only clears you mind–that clear thinking often spawns fresh ideas and a reinvigorated spirit! Vacations are ripe with inspiration. Studies have found that well-timed breaks can often make you more productive, not less.
  2. Time off may make you feel happier.
    Many studies have found that time spent outdoors–be it ooh-ing aww-ing over natural wonders, sticking your feet in the sand, or soaking up sun (with sunscreen of course!)–can make you feel more positive.
  3. Planning is half the fun. 
    The anticipation of an impending trip is one of life’s greatest joys! Studies often find that the planning process may even bring more joy than the trip itself. Having something to look forward to can help you better balance your time and put you in a better mood.
  4. It will reinforce your priorities.
    We can all agree that a happy life has a balance between work and relationships, family, and friends. But if you don’t make equal time for those things, your priorities are misaligned. When your actions and your priorities align, you’ll find happiness. Prioritize that family or friend time and don’t feel guilty about it.
  5. People will miss you.
    Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? A week away is always a nice reminder to your coworkers and bosses about how valuable you are! Just be sure to cover all your bases before you hop on a plane. You don’t want to leave your team hanging–and you don’t want to worry about checking emails while you’re away either.

Image via Patrick Benny/Flickr.

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2 Comments on “5 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Vacation”

  1. Jostein Says:

    Important reminder👍


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