There’s a reason why some businesses offer paid time off or vacation days for their employees. Studies have shown that employees who utilize their vacation days show higher productivity, increased morale, and less turnover among employees. The benefits of vacation don’t stop in the office. They extend to every aspect of our lives. Here are four ways that taking a vacation can be beneficial:
Healthy Heart: A study done by the American Medical Association found that men who take annual vacations are over 30% less likely to die of complications related to heart diseases compared to men who did not take vacations. Comparably women who very rarely took vacations were eight times more likely to have a heart attack or develop heart disease than women who took at least two vacations per year.
Better For Mental Health: How many times have you heard someone complain about how they need a little rest and relaxation? When we are bogged down at work or overwhelmed at home, sometimes the best medicine is to get away. A study published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal found that women who took vacations twice per year were significantly less likely to be tense, depressed, or dissatisfied with their marriage. The study found a direct correlation between marital satisfaction and increased vacations.
Improved Relationships: As discussed above, vacations can improve relationships between married partners, but they can also do the same for any familial bond. Whether you’re taking your kids on a small vacation, or planning a family reunion including all the aunts and uncles you forgot existed, vacations can drastically improve relationships. While a big part of this is due to what happens during the vacation, the bonding doesn’t stop when everyone goes home. Of course if you’re hiking in Hawaii or waiting in line for a ride at Disney World, you’re going to have plenty of time to talk to and get to know your family a little better. But the benefits continue long after the vacation, with studies showing that shared family memories can help create lasting bonds as time progresses.
A Break From The Norm: Vacations seem to be a time when all the problems of home disappear. Suddenly you’re not worried about telling the kids to tidy their rooms, or what position the toilet seat should be in, or who is going to clean up after the dog. A vacation can be a good break from the routine of everyday life. While we love our families, sometimes we need a change of scenery to truly appreciate them.
Choosing The Right Vacation Home
We’re not going to pretend that taking a family vacation is 100% stress free, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. One way to make sure everyone enjoys their vacation is ensuring that everyone has a space of their own. After being in the hot sun all day, the last thing you want to do is be rubbing elbows in a tiny hotel room. That’s where we come in. Vacation Pool Homes in Florida offers spacious living quarters while you’re on vacation. Everyone can have their own room, and no one needs to fight over who has to sleep on the pull out couch. Having a space that feels like home to relax at between the fun and adventures will give everyone a chance to cool down, especially when you’re in the hot Florida heat. Contact us today to learn about our Vacation Pool Homes or our Disney Vacation Rentals!