When was the last time you took a vacation? If you’re like a lot of people, your vacation days are probably piling up and the thought of taking a vacation is overwhelming. For those of you that need to justify taking some time off, here are several reasons to stop putting off that vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
1. Your Body and Mind Need to Rest.
Both the human mind and body need to rest to function well. Now we’re not just talking about a good night’s sleep; we’re talking about getting a chance to truly relax for more than just one day. Relaxation translates into having a better immune system, lower blood pressure and less risk of sustaining injury, as well as giving your brain and nervous system the opportunity to renew its own tissue.
2. Vacationing will Relieve Stress.
Becoming disconnected and “unplugged” from work and everyday life releases your brain from being on overload. If you don’t take a break and enjoy some time for yourself, you’ll trigger stress hormones and adrenaline. Increases in these hormones interfere with your sleep patterns and even your weight. Vacationing will decrease the effects of stress and avert any signs of burnout.
3. You’ll Be Happier.
Research shows that people who take regular vacations feel extremely happy, with an overall feeling of well-being compared to those who did not vacation. Many people even reported that these effects lasted beyond the actual vacation period. Vacations provide wild anticipation and excitement. Therefore, you should consider taking several vacation throughout the year to spread the happiness around!
4. New Experiences Can Increase Creativity and Productivity.
Taking a vacation provides you time to refresh and recharge your brain cells. When you come back to work after a vacation, you’ll return more energized and positive. This state of mind allows you to be both more productive and more creative. While you may feel like you have too much to do to take a vacation, you might be able to get that work done more efficiently when you get back.
5. Vacations Can Strengthen Your Relationships.
Vacationing with family and/or loved ones can create closer bonds. Taking time away from your busy schedule allows you the opportunity to appreciate the people around you. Family vacations create more memories than any other activity, and studies have found people place a higher value on shared experiences compared to material goods.
6. Vacationing Can Lengthen Your Lifespan.
According to an article by the New York Times, you increase your risk of death by 21 percent when you do not take any annual vacations. There is increasing evidence that taking a vacation is necessary for good health. Studies have shown that those who take vacation are less likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack.
So what are you waiting for? Talk to your boss and use some of those vacation days you’ve accumulated. Lifestyle Villas is here to help you plan the perfect Los Cabos getaway. From accommodations to your itinerary, we can take care of everything so all you have to do is relax! Just image yourself lounging out by the pool, with a beautiful view of the sea, sipping margaritas and soaking up the sun! There’s nothing better than a vacation in Los Cabos, the sun-soaked paradise we call home!
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