We may dream about taking a super long vacation to get away from it all, but next time you’re actually planning a trip, you may want to think small instead. Like three-day weekend small. Because according to psychotherapist and well-being expert Jonathan Alpert, taking just a Friday or Monday off work can do as much for your mental health as taking the whole week off.
“Clients often tell me they want to go as far away as possible for as long as possible,” Alpert explains. “But then it takes a day to get to their destination, they run into issues accessing their email in a remote place, and inevitably, they get so stressed planning it, that they aren’t able to truly disconnect.”
Plus, since the average American only gets 10 paid vacation days a year, taking several short vacations can help us feel more refreshed and recharged all year long. Quick trips are less stressful because they’re easier to plan, cheaper to take, and we get more vacations to look forward to spread out over the year. Now you just have to decide where you want to spend those 72 hours of bliss.
Source: Travel and Leisure