Time away from home matters to health and happiness, and using those precious vacation days to take that dream vacation is more essential than ever. According to VRMA, “…workers who use their time off to travel, see a 22 percent jump in happiness with their health compared to those who use their days off at home (61% to 39%).” There are no right or wrong ways to use vacation days, but in light of the 36th National Travel and Tourism Week, here are some suggestions to make the most of every moment.

Relax and Unwind
After a vacation away from home, you feel rested and recharged. Not only does this help clear things in your personal life, but it also helps focus thoughts on your work. Becoming too involved in a difficult work project can result in frustration while stepping away allows time to relax and unwind. Whether you’re floating down the beautiful Guadalupe river, enthralled by the warm Texas winds of Canyon Lake, or hiking the trails in Wimberley, getting away provides a chance for the mind to clear can ignite a fresh new perspective for your work projects.

New Experiences
Traveling to new locations gives you the opportunity to participate in new experiences. Perhaps it’s paddle boarding on Canyon Lake, eating Barbeque in Wimberly, or strolling through downtown Gruene, a new experience allows your mind to work in ways it never has before. When you take the time to step outside of your comfort zone, your brain becomes intrigued by activating new neurological pathways. This can translate into positive emotions and act as fuel for seeking out new experiences.

Reclaim Your Youth
Traveling can rekindle your passions and feed your soul, making you feel younger than you are. A great getaway can bring back positive memories of vacations past and pave the way for new ones. If work is bringing you down physically and mentally, a Hill Country vacation just might be the way to help you get back to feeling like your youthful self.

Make it Happen!
Time away from home matters to health and happiness. Spending days away from the office matters to your well-being. Vacationing in new destinations is a way for you to reset and unwind, engage in new experiences, feel younger, and improve your health and happiness. You earned your vacation days, so don’t add to the 705 million unused vacation days in America, book a Vacay Hill Country Vacation Rental, and start enjoying life!