One thing that all working people share is the need for a break, a time to sit back and relax. To experience activities other than rushing to the office, get stuff done, head home and rush to get chores done. Doing this on a daily basis can tire you out and may affect even affect your health. There are medical conditions that have been attributed to a stressful existence – all work and no play not only makes a person dull, it can actually make one sick.
A lot of people take this for granted thinking that somehow, life will be able to catch up with them. Unused vacation leaves will not do anyone good and the fact is, there will still be loads of work to do when you come back from your vacation. It’s not a case of shirking your responsibilities, taking a much needed break will refresh you and make you more fit for work.
Allowing the stress from work and relationships can damage not just your career but your health as well. Physicians have noted that those who are experiencing chronic stress are prone to develop conditions like headaches, stomach upset, and to a certain extent, high blood pressure. These symptoms may lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases and even stroke. To counter this, people need to realize the importance of taking short breaks. Having a vacation allows a person to unwind and let go of tensions and stresses. It provides physical and psychological distance from the demanding elements in his life.
Having a break allows us to recharge our batteries, which can make stronger and better prepared for work, relationships and family demands. Observing a set schedule each year, commonly when school’s over, is a smart idea. This allows you to plan all other activities around it. Plus having a fixed date means you’re not likely to postpone or cancel it in favor of work. There are several ways that you can have a break:
• Go on an all-out vacation. Plan to go somewhere new and let yourself enjoy the new sights and sounds. Riviera Nayarit is a good option to consider. It’s a great place for golf and is located in a breathtaking setting. Take advantage of all the other activities that are hosted to get the most out of the trip. You can also set aside several lazy days and just lounge around the pool and rest up in your room
• Plan a stay-cation. This has become a novel idea for suburban dwellers because you get to take a break without spending a lot. Going on an out-of-town trip is something that people plan for because you have to spend for everything – travel expenses, board and lodging, food and fees for recreational activities. This can easily add up and become too costly to consider. Having a vacation in your home is a practical solution. You have to be a bit more creative though to copy the restful atmosphere. Turning off the phones, ordering food out and relaxing on house chores are just some of the things that you can do to create this atmosphere.
• Squeeze in a short break. This can be in the form of hiking trip, an extended bike ride, a walk on a trail or a movie night out. A quick detached activity from work can do wonders for your mental and physical state.