We all look forward to that next peaceful getaway after months of work at the office. Dreaming of a few days of mindless relaxation to give the head a rest. That two week vacation may provide you with long term health benefits as well.
Living and operating in the constant go, go, go of today’s business environment can sensitize our bodies to stress. Our bodies can slowly be conditioned to respond to normal interactions, as if they were stressful situations. When this happens, even a simple conversation at home can trigger a stress induced response, like becoming angry or frustrated by some small delay or irregularity from what you expected. We lose our reserve.
A quiet two or three week vacation, that allows you to set aside your daily responsibilities, can help normalize your body’s stress response. We can also be reminded of the current treasures in our lives by slowing down to look around us. As Albert Schweitzer once said “In hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers blossoming at their feet”.