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5 Reasons Vacations Make You Happier & Healthier

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a person swimming in the water

Did you know that people who skip annual vacations are more likely to have heart attacks and women who traveled at least twice a year were less likely to have heart attacks than those who traveled every six years or less? Vacations are not only fun they are vital to our well being. In a study done on the physical, cognitive and social benefits of traveling, they found out that traveling makes you healthier and happier which in return creates a better society. So technically vacations are not only helping yourself it’s helping society as a whole!

So do us and you a favor and get out there!

If you aren’t convinced yet here are some more awesome reason to vacation this year.


1. Vacations make you happy

Vacations obviously make you happy while you are on them but even before you leave for the trip you becoming happier just chatting with friends and family about where you are going,  planning what you will do and what you will pack.  Then when you are back your souvenirs and stories will make you smile until the next departure.

a person standing in front of a lake

2. Vacations teach you to appreciate the moment

Put down the phone, computer, and digital distractions and retrain your mind to live in the moment. Not only does living in the moment make your life a whole lot happier and easier it also makes you way more productive. Multitasking is a thing of the past and focusing on what you are doing is the way to go.  When you take time for yourself you actually get more done and when you’re more productive, you’re happier, and when you’re happier, you excel at what you do.

3. Vacations boost creativity

Experiencing new places and cultures are proven to help with problem-solving skills. Traveling can help you see the world differently and open your mind to multiple solutions. So next time your creative juices seem to have run dry, so grab a little vacation to boost your mood and your mind.

a person sitting at a beach

4. Stress Reduction

A study released last year by the American Psychological Association concluded that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. Vacations also make it easy for you to relax, play with loved ones, and enjoy the views.

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5. Sleep better

Vacations help people sleep better by breaking the habits of staying up too late working, having to be up early, or simply having too much on your mind. Taking a vacation can eliminate these stressors allowing you to finally relax and get a good night’s sleep.