Now is right around the time many people book their summer vacation. You’ll need to give adequate notice at work, plan travel and accommodations, and decide on what to do when you arrive. Even if you don’t decide to travel for vacation, you might decide to take a “staycation” and enjoy time off while doing things near your home. But whatever type of vacation you choose, it’s important to take one.
Why you should always take a summer vacation
You might feel nervous to leave work behind for too long. What if you get behind? What if you miss something important? These are common thoughts that float through many people’s minds. Taking vacation just takes a little planning. Simply talk to your boss and make arrangements for coverage while you’re out, and who will back you up on duties and assignments. Then you’ll be able to clear your mind and focus on the benefits of taking a vacation:
- Reduced stress and anxiety. Busy work schedules and tight deadlines can lead to stress and anxiety. A little stress is OK, but over time, it can wear down your immune system and detract from your health. Take a vacation allows you to unwind and do something fun—or simply relax and enjoy life.
- Improved well-being. Spending time doing things you like with family, friends and loved ones adds to a full and happy life. During your vacation, you can build memories, see sights, have laughs, enjoy new and different foods, learn something new and add to your life experiences. All of these things can improve your overall well-being and happiness.
- A brighter outlook. Feeling the burn from your job, day in and day out? The monotony of work can be draining, especially if your job is fast-paced and stressful. Taking a much-needed break can improve your mood and refresh your outlook. You may notice yourself feeling less gloomy and more invigorated. Or at least more relaxed.
- A different perspective. Having time to do things or see places you wouldn’t normally do or see gives you a new perspective. And when your brain is forced to think in different ways, it can unlock plenty of new ideas and inspiration. It’s good to exercise your mind in this way to improve memory, concentration and focus.
What are you waiting for? Get some PTO on the calendar
It’s time to schedule your summer vacation! Take time for you and reap the benefits of time off.
Is your job getting you down? Maybe you’re running towards vacation just to get away. And if that’s the case, it may be time for something new. Let Happy Faces Personnel Group help. To learn more, contact us today!