Rest and Wellness

An important aspect of wellness is taking time away from work to rest and recharge. Research has demonstrated that people who take time off or vacations have lower levels of stress, have a reduced risk of heart disease, and increased motivation. Additional benefits of taking time away from work include:

-Improved physical health: An article by the New York Times reported that taking a vacation every 2-6 years can decrease the risk of heart disease.

-Improved mental health: Taking a vacation can decrease levels of stress, allowing the body to relax and heal.

-Decreased burnout
: Employees who take time off are less likely to experience burnout and have been to shown to be more productive and creative.

The bottom line is that it is important for both your physical and mental health to take a few days off. Whether that consists of a small weekend away or a longer trip, time away from the stress and pressure of work is important. A vacation, no matter how short can help you feel refreshed and improve overall wellness.

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