Author: Lote Steina
In a previous blog post we explored the merits of taking vacations. To sum up – they are good for your health, happiness, motivation, productivity, and relationships. Vacations are the rare thing practically everyone in the developed world supports – if you want your workers productive, families strong, and societies resilient, giving people time-off is essential.
All seems to be fine as the majority of people take paid days off every year. This, however, doesn’t mean that they always reap the aforementioned benefits. You see, not all vacations are created equal. In fact, there may be some that leave you more drained and exhausted than at the start.
This blog post will aid you in crafting a perfect vacation that benefits you, your family, your business, and the society around you. I won’t be suggesting any destinations, of course. We all have our own circumstances and preferences.
Instead I’ll highlight the main organizational things to bear in mind while planning your vacation and during it to make the most from your dog days.
To tailor my advice to each according to their needs and wants, I’ll highlight the main things to keep in mind for both those who stay home and those who head out for their breaks.
Just to be clear – in this blog post I use the word “staycation” to describe a vacation that is spent at your place without much travelling (only around the town/city and its vicinity). If this sounds like your next vacation, take the following steps to profit from all the positive effects vacations have on our minds and bodies:
Truth be told, our vacations may never be the same as they were before the pandemic. Even now there are still parts of the world that are locked down.
As this may not be the last time we are stuck indoors, here are some tips for those taking vacations when leaving your humble abode is impossible or strictly limited. If there is some overlap, it only goes to show why these things are that important.
The good thing about staying put for your vacation is that it requires very little effort. This, in turn, allows one to focus exclusively on relaxation and fulfilment. If you are planning to go a bit further away for your vacation things become a bit more complicated.
But no worries. Cover these five bases and you’ll be good to go:
In reality most vacations are a bit of all three types outlined above. Yes, we travel a bit, but we also relax in our town and neighborhood. And when it all just gets too much, we don’t even need a pandemic to shut ourselves off from the entire world.
Regardless of what your vacation will look like, keep the principles outlined above in mind. That way you’ll have a fun and enriching vacation whose positive effects will sustain you for the months ahead.