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The Power of Vacations for Mental Health

We often don’t realize how much we need something until we get it. Vacations are one of those things. In our busy and demanding day-to-day lives, it’s easy for us to lose sight of our own health, mentally and physically. 

Traveling is essential for your well-being and can also improve your overall performance. As much as the idea of mandatory vacations sounds absurd, it can help improve your productivity at your workplace. According to Harvard Business Review, vacations increased productivity by 13%, creativity by 33%, and happiness by 25%. Here are some of the mental health benefits of travel and vacation.

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Ways to Boost Mental Health for the Holidays

Holidays are fun and the feelings they evoke are magical – for some. While some people will effortlessly maneuver through the holiday season without a sweat, others face stress, anxiety, and depression. Seemingly straightforward and celebratory occasions can become the source of a trigger. 

Expectations soar high, whether it’s to organize the perfect get-together for traditions or work on a tight budget.  What you need is to find mindful ways of preserving your mental health for the holidays. A recent study by NAMI indicates that 64% of people with mental illness reported worsening conditions during the holiday season.

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