Scientists study how to get the most benefits in health and well-being from a getaway. Psychologists and researchers have been studying how to create an ideal vacation that boosts our well-being, relieves stress that can impact our health, and helps us recharge for returning to work, writes Wall Street Journal.
- Longer vacations aren’t necessarily better than shorter ones.
- Engage in activities you haven’t done before, even if you’re at home on a staycation.
- And end a trip on a high note.
- Anticipating what you will be doing can bring greater emotional rewards than remembering a trip after you return, research shows.
- Take shorter, more frequent vacations, rather than just one long trip over the summer.
- Measures of health and wellness improved during vacation compared with baseline, peaking at the eighth day before gradually declining.