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Going on a vacation can mean anything from visiting a large city in a distant country to staying in the most isolated place imaginable. While the location and activities are widely divergent, there are good reasons to go on regular vacations.
Staying within a familiar routine stifles creativity. Problems are not addressed, and, if they are, solutions are hard to recognize. Life becomes boring and someone feels stuck. Feeling stuck leads to believing that there is no hope that life will change for the better. Without hope, a feeling of being overworked and unappreciated settles in. Stress builds up. Stress leads to health problems including high blood pressure, headaches, trouble getting a good night’s sleep and cancer. Between 75 to 90 percent of all visits to a doctor are related to stress. Going on a vacation can help reduce these conditions. Money spent on a vacation is a good trade-off from spending money on medical bills.
Physical health is directly related to someone’s outlook on life. Home life, social activities and work performance are related to physical health. Good physical health leads to looking good and having more energy. When someone is in top physical shape he has greater self-confidence. Self-confidence allows someone to stay calm in stressful situations. Self-confidence is one trait of a leader.
A vacation does not mean taking time off and staying home. A real vacation means leaving a familiar environment. In an unfamiliar environment, attention increases. Everything becomes new and exciting. Food, clothes, colors and behaviors are noticed, compared and evaluated.
With the use of technology, it is tempting to take along work. Instead, leave it behind. While being in a new place helps to focus attention on the surroundings, the detachment from the previous environment allows the mind to relax. A relaxed mind allows new solutions to problems to enter into the conscious mind. It is on vacation when many people are able to clearly evaluate what they are doing in life and solve difficult problems faced at work.
Traveling abroad provides the double benefit of understanding how other people view someone’s native country as well as boosting creativity. Simple, everyday routines are called into question, like what is the normal time for dinner or supper? Are the terms dinner and supper interchangeable?
Taking children on a vacation gives them wonderful memories. According to research from Cornell University, personal experiences are more satisfying than receiving a material thing. Experiences bring joy in a way material goods cannot. Children grow quickly. Experiencing a new environment together allows a family to feel closer and create good memories that are personal and cannot be devalued or taken away.
Many people are considering whether or not they can afford to go on a vacation. Keep in mind a vacation can be inexpensive and can be short. The purpose is to renew the spirit and completely relax.
The sense of creativity, relaxation and new perspectives gained while on vacation transfers back into the old familiar environment. Problems do not seem overwhelming. Solutions present themselves with ease. Interpersonal relationships improve. With the reduction in stress health improves. With increased energy, enthusiasm and productivity increase. Going on a vacation is one of the best things in life anyone can do.
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