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Do I Need a Vacation?

Michael Pollick
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Updated Mar 06, 2024
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If by vacation you mean an extended break from the stresses and responsibilities of your daily routine, then the answer is yes, you definitely need a vacation. Very few people can function effectively at their jobs or homes without taking some sort of relaxing diversion once in a while. Vacations allow us to regain some perspective on our personal lives and re-evaluate our priorities when it comes to a work/home balance.

If by vacation you mean planning an elaborate get-away with a spouse and four children in tow, however, you may want to consider the higher purpose of vacation time. Some people whose vacationing reaches exceed their grasps may find they need a vacation from their vacation. Any vacation plan which requires the precision and logistical planning of a military operation may not be such a good idea unless the benefits of the destination outweigh the sacrifices necessary to get there in one piece.

Some people choose not to take advantage of paid vacation time in order to add those funds to their personal income. While this may make some financial sense, it can also lead to a number of stress-related illnesses and conditions, such as ulcers, depression, and general anxiety. Some dedicated or work-fueled employees may not want to take advantage of all the vacation time they have accumulated over the years, but a few days spent away from the job can help minimize the effects of work-related stress in the long run.

If you feel you are in need of a vacation, timing can be everything. You may want to plan your vacation when there is a planned slowdown at work or during an extended break for schoolchildren. Spouses may want to coordinate their vacation times in order to enjoy a mutual trip out of town. Some people may have to work even harder before a planned vacation in order to minimize the effects of their absence. By planning a vacation at a convenient time for employers and house sitters, you can spend more time relaxing and less time worrying about the job you've temporarily left behind.

Many people realize they need a vacation whenever the routine of work or home starts to affect their mental or physical health. When the thought of going into the workplace the next morning becomes a trigger for anxiety at night, it may be time for a vacation. Feeling as if you are simply "going through the motions" or putting in minimal effort at work or home is another sign you might need a vacation. No one enjoys being stuck in a rut, and a pleasant responsibility-free week spent on a warm beach or on a cruise ship may just be the thing you need to break out of it.

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Michael Pollick
By Michael Pollick , Writer
As a frequent contributor to WiseTour, Michael Pollick uses his passion for research and writing to cover a wide range of topics. His curiosity drives him to study subjects in-depth, resulting in informative and engaging articles. Prior to becoming a professional writer, Michael honed his skills as an English tutor, poet, voice-over artist, and DJ.

Discussion Comments

By wecallherana — On Oct 01, 2010

@win199 - I agree with you and the article. Vacation hotels can be expensive which can cause even more stress that you're not planning on. It's best to just get away yourself if you can help it.

By win199 — On Oct 01, 2010

@turtlez - I agree with the article in that it makes two different points here. The first being an escape or breather from all your daily stresses. Yes, you might be only temporarily prolonging it, but a little rest never hurt anyone and taking time out to think things through and figure out how to deal with stress and issues is useful.

On the other hand, the article mentions having an elaborate "vacation" with your family might cause even more stress and you might find you need a vacation from your "vacation." Just because you're on a luxury vacation doesn't mean it's going to be all gravy.

By turtlez — On Oct 01, 2010

I think this question might be a little silly and let me tell you why: we don't know your life. We don't know whether you're looking for a vacation house because you have multiple stresses in you life or if you just think you're stressed out. The thing is this: if you feel like you need a vacation, you need a vacation. Pulling away from your everyday life can allow you to reflect on how you can make it better and less stressful.

The average person won't get the long vacation they desire, so just prepare for that. Stress is going to be there whether you like it or not, but the whole point is how you handle it. Running away isn't going to solve the problem because it will just be there when you get back.

Michael Pollick

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