Taking a vacation is something we are at times reluctant to do especially if we have a busy work schedule. Maybe you are thinking who will do that work on my desk’ or I will miss so much business. However there are things that should be considered that are just as important as the job or business we are engaged in and which are legitimate reasons for taking a vacation.
You may reason that you have a lot of work to do and in your absence no one will do the work. Well it is important to remember that in any organization no one is indispensable. So you might slave away at that job and sacrifice your vacation time and then for one reason or the other the company may lay you off the job. Then the bad feelings may come. You may think of all the time you put in at work for the good of the company that you could have used for your vacation. So when its time for vacation just go on vacation. Work can wait until you get back.
Also in our day to day life we may have to cope with a lot of stress. Whereas stress is not necessarily bad too much stress can lead to burn out and you may find you are not able to be productive at work. There is need to go on vacation and rest. Then you can come back to work when you are refreshed.
Taking a vacation gives us time to bond with our families. With our busy working schedule, we rarely have the opportunity to spend quality time with our families. It’s basically waking up in the morning, breakfast and off to work/school and back in the evening too tired to do anything but eat and sleep. So when we take a vacation we can spend quality time with our family members and get to bond. For example going camping with the family gives us the opportunity to do things together, activities like hiking together, cooking together can create lasting memories for the kids and draw the family closer together.
Vacation time gives you the opportunity to reevaluate yourself. Sometimes because of a busy work schedule we don’t stop to think about what our priorities in life are, whether they are still the same, have they changed or where we may want to be 10 years down the line.
For those who love making friends, taking a vacation is an opportunity to make new friends especially when you travel to another town, city or country. You may meet people who are working in the same field as you do, who share similar interests and for those who may not be married you may meet your future mate.
Lastly taking a vacation affords you the opportunity to see new places. Rather than just wishing you could visit such and such a place or country, why not just take a vacation and visit that place?