Everyone dreams of that luxurious week-long vacation that allows you to experience a destination, relax and recharge fully. Then, the sharp dose of reality: returning to an overwhelming inbox and a veritable mountain of work to catch up on. If the thought of catching up on a full week’s worth of work leaves you feeling overwhelmed, or if you simply don’t have many vacation days to begin with, don’t worry! Studies increasingly show that a short vacation can provide relaxing, restorative health benefits just like a languorously long getaway. Luckily, with so many nonstop flights to Nassau that it’s now easier than ever to plan a quick weekend escape.
Enter the mini vacation: quick trips that last two to four days. According to Project Time Off, people who take short vacations are happier, calmer, and more energized than those who rarely take time off. The American Psychology Association (APA) agrees. In a 2018 survey conducted by the APA, 68% of respondents said their mood was more positive after taking time off, 66% said they returned from vacation feeling energized, and 57% said they were less stressed. So what are you waiting for?