It’s already the middle of summer. Can you believe it? Have you had a vacation yet in 2012?
Vacations are, I believe, as important as work. So many people say, “I don’t have time for a vacation.” I always feel bad when people say this. I think, really? Why – the f-bomb – not?
I happen to be a big fan of vacations. They are great for a whole lot of reasons. They:
- Cultivate creative inspiration
- Promote flexible and imaginative thinking
- Give perspective on everyday life
- Improve your mental health
- Stave off burnout
- Refresh body and spirit
- Promote overall wellbeing
- Strengthen relationships
- Expand cultural horizons
- Relieve stress
A vacation doesn’t have to be three weeks on a beach with a cabana boy delivering fancy schmancy drinks all day long…though go ahead and take a minute and think about how lovely that would actually be. Sometimes I take a day-long vacation (e.g., Pajama Day!) that is just as relaxing (especially if the HOTY is my cabana boy!).
Recently, Vanity Fair did a pretty drool inducing story on summer vacations…as in the aspirational dreamy variety. Ahhhh….