Work, work, work - Take a vacation - you need it! Hawaii Calls!
Work and travel surveys in 2009 have documented that a third (34%) of employed U.S. adults did not take all their allotted vacation days during the year, (Vacation Deprivation Survey, 2009). Some polls have over 50% of Americans not taking any time at all during some years (about.com 2009).
And the numbers prove it: employees and managers in the United States receive less vacation days than those in any other developed country. The averages are: US = 13 days; Japan = 15; Canada = 19; UK = 26, France = 38. Vacations are becoming critical for our wellbeing and continued development and we need to take advantage of them.
To make matters worse there is the increasing trend to take work along with us when we do manage to go on a vacation. This keeps the traveler in the work mindset during the vacation and does not allow the mind to fully relax and focus on fun and relaxation.
Why do humans need vacations?
Vacations keep us healthy and promote overall wellbeing. Taking regular and sufficient time off allows for the reduction of stress throughout the human body. One study found that three days after a vacation, the physical complaints experienced by the subjects (reduced sleep time, high blood pressure, tension, etc) had been measurably reduced. But more importantly, for those people who had a great amount of personal time and claimed to have enjoyed their vacation more than others, these gains were sustained. Vacations are the gift that keep on giving.
Vacations promote creativity. They help us disconnect from the minutia of day-to-day living and allow us to take on a new perspective, free from daily pressures. Looking a the world from a refreshed perspective increases creativity for sure.
Vacations help job performance. We know that relaxation allow the human body to perform better and the same is true of mental work.
Vacations strengthen bonds. Enjoyable time spent with love-ones help keep our relationships intact and in perspective. Those positive bonds become particularly powerful and necessary in harder times. In a study by the California Department of Health they found that women who took vacations were more satisfied with their marriages.
The bottom line is that regularly taking a reasonable amount of time away from work gives us all an opportunity to recharge and refresh and allows us to return better able to face new challenges.
While all of Hawaii is romantic, here is a list of ideal ROMANTIC resorts to put the zing back in your love life.
And here is a list of the top Hawaii Adventures to help take you mind off those stressful work pressures.
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