The benefits of a short vacation

March 13, 2019


“I can’t take that much time off work.” “I can’t afford it.” If you’re one of the millions of Americans who ended the year with unused vacation time, you may have heard yourself saying these phrases before. For many, the idea of taking a vacation is either too daunting or just not feasible. But, research shows that breaks from work and the daily grind are necessary for our overall health. So what do you do if you can’t afford or don’t have time for a long vacation? You take a mini-vacation! According to Project Time Off, people who take short vacations are “happier, calmer and more energized than those who don’t take time off.” For many of us, the benefits of a mini-vacation begin with the anticipation of the trip. Just knowing you have something coming up not only boosts your mood but can also lead to increased productivity. Shorter trips are great because they don’t take as many resources to plan, it’s easier to disconnect knowing it’s only for a little while, and since they are usually less expensive you’ll be able to do them more frequently. Whether you’re part of a big group, a couple, or flying solo, YMCA Trout Lodge has the perfect weekend getaway for you. Looking for adventure? You’ll be right at home trying out our zip lines, climbing towers, and hiking trails. Want something a little more relaxed? Try your hand at archery, riflery, and arts and crafts. Or just spend time relaxing soaking up the beautiful Ozark scenery. Don’t let 2019 be another year of wasted weekends and job burnout. Book your getaway today!

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