It’s peak vacation time for many but for others, not so. They say:
• I’m too busy to take a vacation.
• I don’t have enough business to take a vacation (aka “money”).
• I can’t get away.
Could this be you?
This type of thinking is unfortunate and can even be detrimental to your health and productivity:
• Vacations provide you with the space you need to renew your creative thinking. Oftentimes we get caught up in our daily routines and situations in which we are mostly “putting out fires” neither of which provides the time and circumstances for “big picture” thoughts. Vacations are perfect for this type of reflection and enable you to return home and back to work with renewed enthusiasm and passion.
• Let’s face it, it’s often difficult to carve out quality family time what with our busy work schedules, the kids’ activities and sports and the day-to-day responsibilities of maintaining a home. One of the benefits of vacation time is that it enables us to reconnect and strengthen the family bonds in a meaningful and memorable way.
• Feeling rundown and stressed? A vacation can provide a release from the tension and stresses that can occur as a result of our frenetic pace and helps you to better appreciate all of the positive attributes in your business and personal life.
The bottom-line is that vacations are good for you and whether you can take just a few days or multiple weeks, travel far or have a simple “staycation,” you will feel the benefits immediately.