We all know that it is necessary to separate from work and other usual responsibilities in order to enjoy a few days off. Although it is a period of the year that many people still underestimate, it proves to be an extraordinary opportunity to get away from the triggers of anxiety, StressPsychological and/or physical fatigue that usually results from the context of work, academic life and daily life.
The results of several scientific studies have shown that vacations have positive effects on mental and physical health, contributing to the overall well-being of those who are away from the hustle and bustle of work responsibilities, the school year, and the daily rush.
During the year we live on constant alert, moving to respond quickly, responsibly and efficiently to the myriad of obligations and demands inherent in the different roles that each of us plays in different circumstances and times. This state of mobilization facilitates the mental and physical activation necessary to perform tasks.
Attention, focus, or motivation are examples of cognitive abilities that can improve when you are asked to act. Paradoxically, this record of sustained and prolonged performance can have adverse effects on mental and physical health, due to the overload that successive alert states themselves represent. Thus, mental and physical health can be compromised and lead to mental and/or physical illnesses.
Going on vacation could be a new opportunity
The advantages of preferring breaks from work or from daily life are indisputably transversal to well-being, life satisfaction and better health.
In this context, it can make an equal contribution to marital and/or family relationships, strengthening emotional bonds, creating communication (often absent or inappropriate) or creating space for games or other leisure time together. An increase in motivation, quality of work and/or academic performance has also been observed in people who take vacation periods. Ideas tend to be constructive, organized, and calm.
In general, negative emotions are reduced, giving way to happier emotional states, which generate personal satisfaction with others and about life. states StressAnxiety, irritability and fatigue, among others, associated with lifestyles where stress and overload are inseparable aspects of work and family life, and are mitigated, improved, or even absent during the holidays and, in many cases, in the later period.
The reduction or absence of these states is synonymous with good time, strengthens the immune system and contributes to greater resilience in the face of daily challenges.
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Article by MIND Clinical Psychologist Lina Raimundo | Clinical and forensic psychology.
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