It gets to a point in life when there is so much stress, physically and mentally, we need to take a vacation to get over it or to recover. A vacation to Middlesex is something that could do you a lot of good, and in this article, we are going to take a look at the importance of vacations to our physical, emotional and mental health, and how to best prepare for vacations effectively.
Chronic stress can lower our bodies resistance to certain infections, and a vacation can quickly take care of that. There’s also the fact that when people with high pressured lifestyles get a break, they wish that it could last forever. When people go on vacations, it makes them come back feeling energized. When on vacation, we gain perspective on our problems, get to relax with our families and friends, and get a break from our usual routines.
When it comes to family relationships, that family vacations contribute positively to family bonding, communication and solidarity. Vacations promote the “crescive bond” (in sociological parlance, a “shared experience”) by fostering growing and enduring connections. Shared family memories and time spent together isolated from ordinary everyday activities such as school, work, and so on help to promote these positive ties.
Below are some ways that you can benefit from every penny spent during the hard-earned vacation:
- Plan ahead of the vacation
- Know the rules and regulations, whether at hotels or in the airlines
- Don’t feel guilty because you’re going on vacation
- Don’t feel guilty when you’re gone if you check email
- Make your vacation a true adventure
- Pack for contingencies such as getting sick, getting a sunburn (which you should not get if you’ve followed my advice in earlier posts about sunblock!), losing your glasses, getting a paper cut, and so forth.
Since we are talking about stress, we are also going to look at actor Stephen Collins, known for his lead role as a minister in the television program, 7th Heaven. He underwent a lot of stress, and a vacation would have done him a lot of good, especially to the point where he admitted to his mistakes and tried to make them right. We will not mention his shortcomings, but instead write a short biography about him.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Stephen Collins grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, starting his first rock ‘n roll band as a bass guitar player. He also became a lifetime, long-suffering fan of the New York Mets, as his love affair with theater began, leading him from Amherst College to Broadway.
Stephen has worked along with the Who’s Who of talented and award-winning actors and actresses over the past four and a half decades, also working closely with some of the most distinguished writers and directors in Hollywood.
Being a passionate advocate for the arts, he joined other celebrities on Capitol Hill to protect federal and state funding for the arts. Stephen Collins also continues to actively promote and support various charitable, artistic, and educational endeavors.
We can all get over our shortcomings, and one of the ways that we can reflect on them is by taking a vacation to reorganize our minds. Just like Stephen Collins, we don’t have to live condemned in guilt forever, but live a life full of success.