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Why You Should Take A Vacation
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Warm weather is here, and many students have already had their last day of school before summer break. It is time to relax and take a vacation. Vacations are important, yet many people do not take them. Why?

One reason may be that they have an extreme desire to be successful. They want to get ahead. Perhaps they feel that if they spend every waking moment on their work, they will achieve the success that they are after. What usually happens when someone has this mentality, however, is the exact opposite. Instead of being successful, the person experiences burnout. He needs to take a break and step away from his work. A vacation would be the perfect opportunity for an individual to relax and recharge. A desire for success is not the only reason that people do not take vacations, however.

Another reason why people might skip a vacation could be because they are worried that something might happen while they are away. Their house might burn in a fire, be burglarized, or flood during a storm, for example. It is impossible to predict what might happen while one is away. All that a person can really do is be practical and try his best to prevent things from happening. Make sure that plugs are completely plugged into electrical outlets, for example. That way, you an avoid a short and a fire. If a plug is only partway into an outlet, a fire is possible. The person might also be worried that someone will break into his house and steal from him. Lock your doors and windows. Your house should be safe. For added security, you might consider asking a neighbor to keep an eye on your house while you are away. He can also pick up your mail for you.

The most common reason that people do not take vacations is a lack of money. They cannot afford plane tickets to fly to their destination or the gas to drive there, so they stay home. It is possible to be able to afford to take a vacation by planning ahead and saving money. Set aside a little money out of each paycheck. This money is specifically for your vacation. Instead of buying DVDs, VHS tapes, and music that you want "right now", think about your vacation. If you put the money that you would have spent on entertainment toward your vacation, you will feel better. The movies and music will still be there later, and you will get a break that is long overdue.


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I have spent a good portion of my life travelling. Sometimes to me, a vacation is sitting around the house, lol. great article Hollie.

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  about 1 decade ago
Barbara9  

i agree everyone needs to take a break and unwind every now and then

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks!

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  about 1 decade ago

O, I hear you--my parents used to take us kids on great camping trips in the 60s, from Taconic State Park up to Long Lake, ME and Papoose Pond.. but I've always been a vacation-avoider--at first I was too busy working, then the kids grew up enough that a camping trip seemed weird to them! I guess it isn't too outdoorsy if you have blu-tooth for Hulu and are still able to get phone-calls from the boss--but then, maybe there are campsites that offer total incommunicado camping--who knows? My in-laws were very safety-conscious, Hollie, and they unplugged everything before going on vacation. They cleared out the fridge, too. They saw no reason to culture bacteria while they were away. And they were very assiduous about holding the mail and paper deliveries.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend.

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