Life Lessons

Life Lessons: Take that micro-vacation

According to, only 45 percent of Americans take a summer vacation. But taking time to recharge may help boost your mood, energy, and overall health.

How long is your average vacation?

If you’re feeling burned out, a micro-vacation might be just what you need! Taking a short vacation not only ensures you get your rest and relaxation, but taking less time off means less prep work and less work to catch up on when you get back.

To ensure you get the best out of your micro-vacation, plan accordingly. Be honest with yourself, and fill your time with things to do that are actually things you want to do.

Also, as soon as you are back, begin planning the next one. Anticipating your next getaway can boost your happiness, according to a study in the journal Psychological Science. The best vacation is one you remember long after it is over.

An article by Business Insider stated multiple studies have shown overworking reduces productivity, while performance increases after a vacation, and workers come back with restored energy and focus.

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