Vacation Time!

May is finally here! I was starting to wonder if gloomy, cold and rainy April would ever end. In fact, I have been daydreaming about a sunny vacation on a regular basis. When was your last vacation? Did you know that most Americans don't take vacation? Did you know that vacations have lasting health benefits? Sure, that's a no-brainer but even though most of us would agree that vacations are good for us - it still can be hard to get us out the door.

And once we get out the door laptops, smart phones, and work follow us, leaving us just as stressed and harried as if we had never left. Here are 7 reasons gt; we should take vacations even if it's just a long weekend.

When you do decide to take vacation, set boundaries on your availability with co-workers and your boss. Remember, this is your time and you've earned it. If you get a real vacation with time to rest and rejuvenate, you will return to work fresher and more productive. It's a win-win situation for everyone.

Finally, make the most of your vacation and do something that you really enjoy. Travel, go to a spa, try a fitness vacation, try something you've always wanted to do or stay at home - completely unavailable to anyone unless it's on your terms. This might sound selfish but your health and well being are dependent on you taking time for yourself.

Take a break. You deserve it.