Feeling the left over stress of 2014? You just might – especially if you decided not to take a vacation last year. Even the health experts are starting to chime in with their advice: “Studies show that there are undisputed, long-term benefits associated with taking regular vacations that contribute to better health, relationships and job performance.” And that’s a quote from www.HealthNewsDigest.com.
Let’s go even further. I think once you see the benefits of taking a vacation (sans Iphone or computer) you will be a believer!
From Psychology Today: “In a 2009 study, Canadian researchers Joudrey and Wallace reported that “active” leisure pursuits (such as golf!) and taking vacations helped to buffer or ameliorate the job stress among a sample of almost 900 lawyers. British researcher Scott McCabe noted that vacations’ ”personal benefits have been found to include: rest and recuperation from work; provision of new experiences leading to a broadening of horizons and the opportunity for learning and intercultural communication; promotion of peace and understanding; personal and social development; visiting friends and relatives; religious pilgrimage and health; and, subjective wellbeing”.
Because of economic pressures, escalating costs of living, and so on many people did not take their vacation time in 2014. A few days ago I was promoting the idea of making a vacation in 2015 a priority as opposed to others saying delete vacations from your planning or taking the now famous “staycation”. Depending on your writing software, the word “staycation” gets a red underline. That means it is not a word. And it should not be. A staycation will do little to reduce your stress and will definitely not get you away from your usual routine.
Whether you like to ski, golf, hike, cycle, swim, fish, or just sit by the pool you can find great deals on travel and lodging. The travel industry is starting to offer more attractive deals as the price of oil settles down. Plus, if you rent or buy a timeshare from an owner, you can get a great deal. Even HealthNewsDigest.com recommends using a timeshare to assist you in committing to an annual vacation. You can get a five star gold crown resort for up to 50% less or better through the sales pros at www.rpmls.com .
For example, check out these deals for the Ridge on Sedona Golf Course timeshares!
Again I’d say, go on vacation – you will feel better for it!