People say, if you love your job, you will never have to work a day in your life. Some people also say, that if you want to live your life to the fullest, you should travel the world. Nothing can bring more joy to your soul than travel. For those who have been bitten by the travel bug will vouch for the benefits that travelling can bring with it.
However, the sad part is that most of us travel with our laptops, our mobile phones buzzing and without switching off from the work life that we are actually trying to leave behind. When you travel alone or with your family, make it a point to forget about the project that your team is working on, forget about the dog at home, and let the dog sitter handle it, for a change, forget about the heavy mortgage and insurance payments and take a BREAK.
A few benefits for mind, body and soul are listed below:
Get Creative: When you decide not to focus on work on your vacation, and spend time, just reconnecting, with family friends and most importantly yourself, you will be more creative, you will be able to gain better perspective and exploit your potential better.
Avoid Burnouts: For those who work like there is no tomorrow and cannot handle the stress of a deadline and refuse to take off on a holiday, fearing that the business will fall apart without them, need to keep a check on burning out. Burnouts are becoming increasingly common today, with the kind of lifestyles we lead. Work pressure can take a toll on one’s health, but a regular vacation can indeed help one stay on track and stay refreshed always.
Less Stress: Stress levels are high today, and these need to be kept in check. One has to take time off, and let go of pressures that surround them so that they can enjoy their life without stress.
Overall Wellbeing: Enjoy personal time during your vacation, and you will note that you have lesser physical complaints when you return. You will not only feel better immediately, but these effects could contribute towards overall well being for more weeks to come.
Strengthen Bonds: Leaving early for a work day and coming back late, working through the weekends and taking your laptop to bed can indeed ruin your relationship with your spouse and your kids. The time spent on a vacation can help you bond with your loved ones and it will only work towards strengthening the bond you share.
Make time, plan a trip and spend some time with yourself to help your mind, body and spirit come back to life. Life can get mundane and you have to jump start it with a break or two once in a while.
Focusing on what you eat too is important and therefore you must seek the consultation of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to ensure that your diet is keeping you in the best shape. To prevent burn out and keep your mind healthy, homeopathy could be considered as well.