I just got back from a week at the beach with my family.  What a special treat!  The nature of my job is such that I pretty much work 24/7.  My goal is to give everyone the concierge service that they have come to expect from me, however, it was really important for me to take this vacation, and get away from it all a little bit.  I'm lucky that I have some really wonderful people on my Mayes Harris Realty team that enabled me to get away.

I decided to do some research on the benefits of taking a vacation, and thought I’d share them with you:

Vacations Promote Creativity
Vacations Stave Off Burnout
Vacations Can Keep Us Healthy by keeping stress levels lower
Vacations Promote Overall Wellbeing
Vacations Can Strengthen Bonds with family and friends
Vacations Can Help With Your Job Performance
Vacations Relieve Stress in Lasting Ways: It should come as no surprise that vacations that include plenty of free time bring stress relief, but research shows that a good vacation can lead to the experience of fewer stressful days at least five weeks later! That means that vacations are the gift to yourself that keep on giving.
 
The bottom line is that taking a good amount of time away from the stresses of daily life can give us the break we need so that we can return to our lives refreshed and better equipped to handle whatever comes.

 
While not everyone is able to take a vacation, taking a day off, or taking a “staycation” is still a great option to recharge your batteries.
 
I hope you all get a chance to take some time for yourself sometime this year.  I’m really glad I did.