Okay, so I’m a little nervous to leave Impulse for an entire week, but I’m pretty sure those feelings will disappear once I have the Mighty Atlantic just a few feet away from me.
Americans have taken to the workaholic culture so much that a large percentage of vacation time actually goes unused. But why? Some people may feel guilty for leaving. Others hate the idea of coming home after vacation to a pile of work, so they’d rather forgo any fun in the sun to prevent falling behind.
Below are some advantages of why I believe vacation time far outweighs the negative consequences of not being at work for a week.
- It gives me time to slow down. Living in a go-go-go society causes life to cruise by. Although I thrive on routine, vacation allows me to step away and enjoy the beauty of just “being.”
- The benefit of quality time with loved ones is highly underestimated! Vacations are perfect for reconnecting with your favorites. After all, memories that you can share with future generations typically aren’t made by sitting behind a desk.
- Vacations allow me to reset. Resting, relaxing, and enjoying time off will help to prevent getting burned out on the job. The goal is to have more energy, fire and an increased productivity level for when I return to work (all necessities when working with Kim Wagler!).
So while I may be a little nervous about clocking out for a week, I know the vacation is needed. And one of the best ways to fully enjoy your vacation is to leave your work behind by preparing and doing it ahead of time. Because the reality is …I wrote this a week ago, and I’m currently enjoying my time being a few feet away from the Mighty Atlantic as you’re reading this.
Now go schedule some vacation time!
Ciao from the Carolinas!