The more vacation they took, the more these risk factors were reduced.
A vacation is a time to put away the computer and do things you enjoy. It’s a time to try to calm anxious thoughts and lower stress levels. Unfortunately, taking a long, extravagant vacation somewhere exotic is expensive and not always practical. The good news is you can take a mental vacation anytime. Best of all, you do not have to go far to experience this sense of calm. A relaxing staycation can also do the trick.
Some ways you can make your weekend or day off feel like a vacation is by putting your phone away, going to a new restaurant or trying a new activity. Small changes can give your mind a break, and doing something different from your usual routine can make life a bit more exciting.
Try to find ways to make time for a vacation. Whether you're headed out of town or sticking around, making it feel like a vacation is important. It's all about the mindset. So, enjoy time to check out mentally for a bit, knowing it will be good for your health.