It’s truly the beginning of the new year. Time to think about what you want to accomplish and what changes would be beneficial to make that happen. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to be sure you have a vacation planned.
Science points to the fact that our brains need downtime. We are not computers that can be plugged in 24/7. Some of the best insights you will get, come when your brain is “unwinding”. Our bodies and brains were not designed to handle the chronic stress, that is a part of 21st-century lifestyles. Both Psychology Today and Scientific American have published articles on the science behind the value of vacations. Not just changing your location and taking all your devices with you, but actually powering off.
Okay, so you are willing to include vacation as part of your get healthy plan for 2017. It’s a big world out there, where should you go? Portugal is getting a lot of press as the “new Iceland”; the next “hot” travel destination. Yes? No? Well, luckily Conde Nast has made a list of the best places to travel in 2017.
Perhaps a touring vacation is not what you want. You would really rather go someplace to relax and rejuvenate. I have a dear friend Ilene, who was CEO of her own company. Every January she would take a week off to go to a yoga retreat by herself. I have clients who are going to a health and wellness program in Costa Rica in February. There are many places that you can go to truly reset your brain and your body. Does this appeal? Well Conde Nast to the rescue again, with their list of Spas and Wellness Programs.
Not sure what’s right for you. Let’s talk, together we can explore many options and find what would be the perfect fit for you.
Here’s to your health and vitality in 2017!