Lots of us have vision boards of our ideal vacations, follow lifestyle travelers on social media or look up flights to our perfect destination only to never actually go for it...then never take a vacation at all! We might even look at those "professional vacationers" and think that could never be us...Well it can, and for so many reasons, it SHOULD be us. One of those reasons is stress. I am a stress magnet. Something goes wrong and I am instantly stressed TF out! Deadlines are approaching - I tense up, or I have to work with someone I don't vibe with and my whole situation is just wrong for the rest of the project. You know what one thing we can all do to decrease the amount of stress we have? Vacation - Stay-cation, whatever you can do, just get away and breath some new air! Stress is just one of many reasons to take vacations.
You have most likely already earned the time off! Depending on how long you've been in your current position, you may already be entitled to up to 2 weeks of vacation time a year! Don't have the time in rate (weeks, months, or years spent in a position before benefits can be earned) yet? You can still get away for a weekend, or however many days you get off weekly. Vacationing doesn't have to mean flying to the Bahamas, or even Las Vegas. Take your time off to explore the next city over or even the next state. Go see a concert at a different venue, get a hotel room so you don't have to worry about making the bed, cooking, or who's taking out the trash! It's a short drive or bus ride and even that will reduce your stress level!