How often do you take vacation days at work? Surely your answer is “Not enough”. You are probably now thinking about the last years you have done to enjoy those deserved vacations that are the result of years of work. Do you really plan vacation days to spend with your family, or are you only taking rest days when you have an emergency?
On this occasion we are going to talk about the importance of taking days off and that you dedicate them to recharge energy, release stress and do things that you normally cannot do. You don’t need to travel to another city or country so you can have a real vacation. There are people who plan trips with their family and there are people who prefer to stay at home, rest and make improvements and renovations that usually do not have time to do.
The important thing is that you disconnect completely from your work and dedicate your time to doing what you have postponed so many times due to lack of time or fatigue at the end of the working day. Many times we are making lists of things we want to do at home and we are only adding more and more things every time without being able to perform those activities until we have rest days or vacations.
Creativity and inspiration
Another of the most talked about issues of taking vacation days is that in doing so, the brain is forced to think differently and focus on the moment, which causes an improvement in mental health, people become more creative and get sources of inspiration to solve differently the problems they face in their daily work.
Many people also use part of their time to make improvements to their homes, from painting some space, to building something from scratch. These types of activities also allow people to relax and although they will get some physical fatigue, it is completely different from the mental fatigue in which we normally find ourselves by being long periods of time without vacations.
Improves social and family relationships
Many times because of the fast pace of life in which we find ourselves, we don’t have time to live with friends and family as much as we would like. This vacation time will help you get in touch with old friends and spend quality time with your family. It is always good to be able to stop, analyze the situation and make improvements that allow the well-being of your whole family.
The best holidays
The best vacations are those in which you will be able to clear yourself completely from work and concentrate on resting and enjoying your time with your loved ones. It doesn’t matter if you go on an expensive trip or if you stay in your city. There are many activities within your city that you surely do not do regularly due to lack of time. You will have the opportunity to attend family events, pick up your children from school or eat with a friend during the week. You do not have to spend large amounts of money to enjoy days of relaxation and rest that allow you to return lively to your work and with a new perspective.
- Do not take work to your home: the holidays are not for pending activities of work that you have not been able to do because of the day-to-day load, the holidays are for you to totally disconnect for a few days from any subject related to the work. It is your right to be able to use those days in whatever you want without having to be aware of the
- Enjoy as much as you can: even when it is in small activities or just resting, you should enjoy and relax, there are studies that prove that happiness is directly related to
- Commit yourself to your loved ones: create a commitment with your loved ones to perform activities that they don’t usually do, take advantage of this time to get out of all the negative emotional charge that is generated and commit to participate in the activities without thinking about work issues.
How seriously do you take your vacation?
It is time to breathe, and start planning your next vacation, remember to get the most out of them regardless of whether or not you leave your city. We all have the right to enjoy rest days and recharge batteries for even better performance.