Ready for a Real Vacation?
How to Make the Most of Your Precious Time
It's been a productive year of early mornings, lengthy commutes, and long, focused sessions at the office. Now you're looking forward to two wonderful weeks of doing as you please, when the only decision you need to make is what to order for dinner.
Fast forward, and you're sitting on a beach, with the warm breeze ruffling your hair and the sound of the surf filling your ears. Then your phone rings, and it's the office calling you about something urgent that you need to deal with. Just like that, the mood is broken.
If this scenario sounds familiar, you might wonder how you go about really "getting away from it all." Well, the truth is that taking a real vacation takes a good deal of planning and preparation – but it'll be worth the investment when you come back refreshed and revitalized!
Why Are Real Vacations So Important – and So Difficult?
Vacations can help us to establish a good work-life balance. They allow us quality time with friends and family, and they reboot our health and vitality in the process. Research shows that taking just six days' vacation can reduce stress, boost our immune systems, and ease depression....