One of the main reasons to take a vacation is to get some rest and recharge. On vacation people tend to pack in more hours of sleep and exercise, as well as spend more time with family and friends–all of which are good for reducing high blood pressure. According to a study conducted by the Psychosomatic Society in Savannah, men who take vacations every year reduce their overall risk of death by about 20 percent, and their risk of death from heart disease by as much as 30 percent.
Other vacation research involving women subjects revealed the odds of being depressed increases as the frequency of vacation decreases? In addition, those who do not take vacations and who perceive their home life as disrupting their work schedule are headed for workaholism and a vacation can help them break their addiction. Not surprisingly, they report that they feel more exhausted, sleep deprived, less productive, and less sucessful than co-workers and collegaues who do take vacations.
Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author of “The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World,” explains on the CNN website that workers who forgo their vacations aren’t doing themselves or their companies any favors. Even if they are physically present, they have often mentally checked out. “If people are overworked, they’re surfing the Internet. They’re not contributing to the bottom line,” Hohlbaum says. – What Are the Benefits of Taking a Vacation?
When it comes to living a balanced life, vacation are a necessity. Spending time enjoying life with loved ones can keep relationships strong, and help you cope with the stress of hard times.
When it comes to living a balanced life, I have found that relaxing vacations is a necessity for me. Whether I spend my down time alone or in company I benefit from my time away from the stress and train of everyday living, and return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sometimes my relaxing vacations amount to traveling far from home. On other occasions they are brief periods of respite spent at home relaxaing. My bottom line is that I to take need vacations every year. What’s your bottom line?
Spending time enjoying life with loved ones can keep relationships strong. Spending time alone allows you to come reach inside and become closely in touch with what’s going on in there and make adjustments where required.
I think the benefits of taking relaxing vacations are:
- reducing stress
- improving overall health
- bonding and relationship building
- lifting the spirit
- stimulating happiness and laughter
- stimulating sense of adventure and creativity
- creating lasting memories
- improving work performance upon return
Read the full article > The Importance of Vacations, for Stress Relief, Productivity and Health
No that I have listed my top 8 benefits from taking a vacation, I’m inviting my readers to expand that list while I am enjoying mine.