1. To Relieve Stress.
One of the most important reasons everyone should take a vacation is to reduce the amount of stress in their life. Whether you're experiencing a burnout or you have too much pressure at work, taking a vacation can dramatically reduce that stress. Don't force yourself to keep working with no breaks: your body and mind both need time away from everyday stressors and taking a vacation is a great way to accomplish that.
2. To Prevent Illness.
Research shows that going on vacation can actually improve your health. Excessive stress on your mind and body can alter your immune system and lead to illness. By reducing that stress, you'll not only feel better emotionally, but also physically. Taking a vacation is a great way to help prevent illness, from the common cold and flu to more serious conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
3. To Increase Happiness.
Studies have shown that stress can actually alter brain structure, contributing to depression and anxiety. Research shows that women who do not take regular vacations are 3 times more likely to become depressed and anxious. People who take regular vacation on the other hand, report feeling extremely happy with an overall feeling of well-being. Many of those reports stated that effects lasted well after the actual vacation as well.
4. To Improve Sleep Quality.
Studies have shown that taking vacations and traveling regularly can actually lead to an almost 20% improvement in sleep quality. Often times, you average an hour more of quality sleep while on vacation and that sleep can also carry on once you're back home.
5. To Increase Productivity.
Not taking vacation can cause exhaustion, impatience, poor decision making and even illness. Studies show that more vacation time actually increases productivity, and also reduces the number of sick days taken. Reports show that many people feel more creative after taking time off, and they also report feeling more satisfied with their jobs when they're able to take regular vacations.
6. To Recharge and Increase Energy.
Continuous work with no breaks can make people feel tired, distracted and even blocked. These problems concentrating can easily be rectified with some time off. Surveys show almost 3/4 of people who vacation regularly feel energized and more ready to tackle the tasks at hand.
7. To Learn Something New.
When you're stuck in the office, doing the same things day after after day, it can be hard to learn something new. Using your vacation time allows you free time to read a book or follow some other interest or hobby. When you take the time to travel to new places, you experience knew things, many of which may give you knowledge to bring back with you.
Make it your goal to vacation more in 2017! Whether it's just a weekend road trip or flying across the country, be sure to take some time for yourself. Summerset Inn Resort is here to help you plan the perfect vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. From a fun family vacation to a romantic couples getaway, our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to escape!
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO 65065
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