Why you need to go on a vacation right now

Many people skip their vacation time and do not take time off at all in the year. Reasons for this may include trying to meet the high demands of the job, avoiding criticisms from supervisors, or just being a workaholic. Some employees think they will not be valued or get replaced if they take time off from work.

Too many people work long hours every day without any breaks. But research has shown that taking some time off and going on a vacation can have physical and psychological health benefits. Some of the benefits of going on vacation have been listed below:

Stress reduction

Some studies have shown that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. Stress reduction will help reduce stress-related problems such as headaches and muscle pains in the neck and back.

Working too much, putting in overtime at work, and doing exhaustive physical and mental work can take a toll on your health and can lead to chronic stress. Chronic stress is destructive to the body and mental health. Vacations can help to deal with this as you will leave behind the high levels of stress experienced in the workplace. Take a few days or even a few weeks off and relax in some exotic place. You will feel more at peace and relaxed than you have felt in a long time.

Help to focus

Too much exhaustive work for long periods of time without breaks can cause chronic stress disorder. Chronic stress can cause problems with your memory and you might have a hard time remembering everything clearly. Continuous work without breaks can make people feel blocked and distracted and have trouble concentrating properly on the work. It can also cause problems in your social life as you would not be feeling your best.

Taking a vacation will help you feel more at ease and energized. After coming back from a well-rested and relaxing vacation you will feel more focused and eager to tackle your work issues.

Strengthen relationships

Spending some time away from work and with your loved ones or friends will help keep the relationships strong. There have been reports that married couples who take regular vacations every year are more satisfied with their relationship and feel closer bonds with each other.

For family vacations with children, they promote family bonding and the people in the family feel closer and more loved with each other. People have more time to share things with each other when they are not busy working and they can go on shared adventures together and spend some quality family time. Vacations create great memories for the family members to cherish forever.

Make you happier and more productive at work

Some studies have shown that women who do not take regular vacations are three times more likely to be prone to depression and anxiety. Taking a long or even a short vacation will improve your sense of well being and make you feel happy with what you have. The effects of a good vacation are lasting and you will feel great even weeks after returning from the vacation. So pick a great place and go there as soon as you can!

It has been recorded that workers who take vacation time have shown increased company productivity. Vacations help improve your quality of life and this translates into increased work quality. You will be more focused and creative and you will be eager to apply these to your work. You will also feel more satisfied with your work life.

Improved physical health and quality of sleep

As it has been said working too much can cause stress in your body. Stress can lead to heart diseases and increased blood pressure. Taking a vacation at least once a year will reduce the risk of heart attacks and give you greater control over your health.

Stress can also cause disturbances in your sleep and which in turn affects your body as a whole. A good night’s sleep is a must for everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle. Having too much on your minds from working a lot will give you restless nights. Lack of sleep will lead to memory impairment, less alertness which will interfere with your life.

So, take a nice long vacation in some faraway place to relax and rejuvenate your body and come back refreshed and ready.


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Jim Carson

Jim Carson is the writer for the mental health section of CheapMedicineShop.com. He is certified in clinical mental health counselling and has conducted cognitive behaviour therapy for war veterans struggling with PTSD. Professionally and personally, Jim is an astute observer of human behaviour that reflects well in his work.