Labor Day is the last hurrah for a lot of American workers. One last burger on the grill and chance for fireworks. But it’s not the end of summer weather! And it doesn’t have to be your final chance at peace, abandon, or repose before the business of fall and winter storm into your schedule. September is a great month to use your vacation days and catch some rays. Get back to some side projects and light reading. Take the kids on a budget-conscious vacation. Kick back and relax.
Traveling is a great way to free your mind and explore the world outside of your everyday routine. Going on a vacation should feel like a stress-reliever but you come to realize that it’s more of a hassle. You have all of these projects and deadlines to get done. Work is backing up, and you’re out of your mind with emails to answer and meetings to take. Suddenly, some time away appears to be another assignment in disguise. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are three reasons why vacation can and should be hassle-free.
Traveling is Healthy, Body & Mind
This shouldn’t come as a surprise: vacation is one of the best things for your health. I’m not saying traveling every month will make you immune to bird flu, but good health can come from the spark of a change of scenery. Checking out a new city or country will broaden your horizons, and it’s also a great opportunity to get some exercise. Try seeing the sights on your feet instead of by bus. Take a walking tour. Instead of sleeping late, maintain a steady schedule. Go for an early morning run on the beach and get to bed early in the evening. Get away from the heavy, greasy foods you might have had to grab on the go. Try a new, healthy dish, and eat light to keep your vacation mobile and interesting! Taking those vacation days and putting them to use will rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. I promise you will get back into your everyday routine with more energy than you had before you left.
Get Back Into Your Hobbies
After time, your workspace can become your entire world. You feel exhausted when you get home and too drained to work on personal projects. A vacation is a breath of fresh air. Exploring a new culture will bring so many new ideas with it that you’ll need to carry a notebook and pen everywhere you go! Try keeping a diary of the wild things you find or new revelations you discover. Whether it’s bizarre animals, fascinating rituals, or a great big cathedral that blows you away, writing or drawing about it will help you digest it best and keep your gears rolling. If you’re not the kind of person who relaxes by lying on the beach, don’t fool yourself! Let your mind wander. Keep your hands busy. Being productive naturally makes our moods change for the better, because when we’re productive, we can take on the whole world.
ECM Will Keep an Eye on Things For You
Maybe you’re scared to take that vacation you’ve always wanted because you’re afraid to lose headway on your office tasks. Businesses that invest in content management software such as Contentverse are more effective than those that don’t. While on vacation, you can easily and securely check up on your work. With Contentverse, you can organize documents and projects, collaborate with employees, and edit documents from any location. You don’t have to worry about those deadlines, because Contentverse automates tasks with an intelligent workflow. to ensure that they’re completed on time. So come 2 p.m., while you’re swimming in the clear blue ocean, your project is in safe hands.
When you are so used to a routine, taking one step out of your regular schedule can feel uncomfortable, especially during the workweek. But taking a vacation is great for our health. Change is good for the brain. More ideas will flow, and you won’t feel guilty for leaving work for the week, because you have the reassurance that your projects are in safe hands with the help of Contentverse. No need to lug around any papers. After all, 15% of our papers get lost and 30% of our time at work is used searching for them. Use that 30% to get up and get out! Pack those bags and enjoy a change of scenery, this Labor Day or long after. You’ve earned it.
This article was originally published as The Benefits of Using Your Vacation Days on January 2nd, 2019.