Take a Trip: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Vacationing


Vacationing, as you will see, can be one of the best things you do for your physical and mental health. Vacations don’t have to be elaborate or long in order for you to experience the tremendous benefits. Taking just a few days to reconnect with family and friends can help in the following ways: 

 

Recharges Your Batteries

When you take a break from everyday life and put yourself in new surroundings, you are able to gain perspective and get in touch with your inner-self. Despite our best efforts to do this while at home, it rarely works. New surroundings promote creativity and relaxation, and aid in making us more productive upon our return. 

 

Improves Overall Health

Chronic stress takes a toll on our bodies. Stress can be positive when it keeps us alert and away from danger, but without opportunities to relax, it can also build to an unhealthy level. In order to ensure we maintain balance and perspective, it’s important to take a time-out by immersing ourselves in new surroundings. While difficult, the more dedicated you are about leaving work behind, the more beneficial vacationing will be for your health and wellness. 

 

Strengthens Important Relationships

Life is made up of moments. Looking back on past experiences, isn’t it true that we rarely remember the things that happen on a day-to-day basis? Often, what stands out in our memories are the intimate times we spent with friends and family, especially the times where our focus was simply to enjoy each other and have fun. Vacations promote communication and encourage learning about each other. Whether you travel near or far, make every effort to spend at least a few days away on vacation. You’ll return feeling refreshed, renewed, and more capable of handling life’s challenges.

 

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01 May 2019


By Kim Miller