TREAT THE WEEKEND LIKE A VACATION

A vacation provides a break from the normal stresses of life. And studies show that vacationing improves well-being, mood, boosts job performance and sparks creativity.

Some research shows that treating a regular weekend like a mini-vacation can provide many of the benefits of a vacation.

Adopting a vacation mind-set on the weekend helped participants in a study at UCLA return to work feeling happier and more refreshed, without spending additional money or time off, compared to a control group.

Develop a weekend vacation mindset by: ditching the normal weekend routine- think about and prioritize activities differently; relishing the moments, savoring the sights, smells and sounds; enjoying both invigorating activities and relaxation time you can’t get during the week; and being mindful of the here and now.

VACATION TIME

Taking time off is good for your health and your job.
Research shows that vacations can improve mental and physical health.
And enhance work-life balance, performance, productivity, and job satisfaction.


One study found that each additional 10 hours of vacation time correlated with an eight-percent increase in year-end performance ratings.

VACATION FOR FUN AND HEALTH

Taking regular time off from work for a vacation or holiday can help renew, recharge and improve health and well-being.

A study in the journal Leisure/Loisir found that vacations improve overall health and life satisfaction by reducing work-related stress and anxiety, and improving work-life balance.

Other studies have found that taking regular vacations support overall physical, mental and emotional health.