Top 5 Reasons Why Taking a Vacation is Important!
Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and for those of us in the East Coast, it’s the summer’s last Hurrah! If you haven’t already done so, now is good time to take a getaway trip or to plan a future vacation.
I, myself, just came back from a one week Cruise vacation so I can attest that taking some time away from work to have some fun in the sun is actually a really good thing for work. Here are my top 5 reasons why!
Lower Burn Out Rate
Let’s face it. Even if you enjoy your job, sometimes work can just be downright stressful. You can be bombarded with multiple projects and looming deadlines. Constant stress on the job can lead to burn-out. It can also take a toll on your physical and mental health. Taking a vacation, can help you to de-stress, relax, and unwind. It’s a great way to recharge your batteries so that when you return to work you will be ready to start again!
Vacations give you a chance to broader your horizons. While on vacation you may see, hear or read something new. You may take a trip to a new country or state, go to a concert or check out some museums, or even just catch up on your summer reading. A variation from your routine offers you all kinds of prospects some of which can lead to innovative ideas for work!
Reconnect with Family
As a working mom, I try to dedicate as much time and attention to my daughter as I can. But with my hectic work schedule and her heavy school load it can sometimes feel like it’s not enough. Taking a vacation is a great way to have some fun with my family and totally disconnect from work. You can come back from vacation feeling like you have strengthened your family ties and created some great memories in the process!
Now that you have had some time away to recharge, you will have more energy to tackle your work load. More energy equals increased productivity. Even if you return to a pileup of work, you will be able to do it with more enthusiasm!
It is nice to be missed and often times when you are on vacation the people who work with you quickly realize how much you do and how important you are to the organization’s overall success!
Written by Jessica Diaz