In any context, the word “vacation” will have a positive connotation. If it is in the Caribbean, even more so. But besides being a good option to relax, visit paradisiacal beaches and have a good time with the family, taking a few weeks a year to relax the mind will come with health and wellness. That’s why we present 5 reasons why you should take a vacation this season.
1- Increase productivity.
If you want to prosper in your work life, in your studies and even improve your family relationship, taking some time each year to rest is extremely necessary. We are often unaware of how long our brain works, and just as we let our muscles rest after exercising, we should do the same with our minds. In this way, we will be more efficient in our active periods.
2- Improve your health.
As stress levels increase, the body identifies that something is going wrong and increases the chances of getting sick. Your defenses won’t be the same if you accumulate long periods without rest.
According to the American Institute of Stress: 40% of workers suffer from job stress. You may be among this group without noticing it. In addition, heart studies conducted by Boston University and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found that men who had not taken a vacation in several years were 30% more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who took a break regularly.
3- Fostering social relationships.
When you spend a lot of time at work or at home taking care of the kids, your social life gets put on the back burner. Fostering good bonds with colleagues, with your family or even with people you may meet on your walk on the beach will increase your endorphin levels, a key substance for increasing happiness.
4- To visit new places.
Obviously, this is one of the best “added values” you will have when taking a vacation. Getting to know new cultures, typical dishes and new people will always be good for your wellness. In addition, if you choose to vacation on the beaches of Puerto Rico or other beautiful places in the Caribbean, you will be able to visit paradisiacal beaches and enjoy the flora and fauna of the place.
5- Overcoming covid.
The last few months must have been very uncertain and difficult for you and your family. The covid19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. If you decide to vacation in Puerto Rico, you should know that as of July 2, 2021, more than 50% of its population has already been vaccinated. The health situation is likely even safer than in your place of origin.
Also, since Puerto Rico has been declared a “safe place” to travel, there are some requirements you should take into account before you start your trip. You will need to complete an affidavit of health, provide proof of full immunization or a Covid molecular or antigen test performed 72 hours before arrival on the island. Be sure to check any requirements that may be requested by the airline you are traveling with.
Reasons to take into account when going on vacation
If these 5 reasons why you should take a vacation this season convinced you and you have decided to take the trip you have been postponing for a long time, there are some important aspects you should take into account to make your vacation a really pleasant experience:
Make sure your passports are up to date.
Many people do not check their documents until the moment they travel and by the time they get to customs it is too late. Check expiration dates and check with the airline you are traveling with to see if they will ask for any additional proof. Having your vaccinations up to date is also an essential point. Check your vaccination schedule and carry it with you in case you are asked for it when boarding.
Leave your home under supervision.
If you have an alarm system, remember to inform the security company that you will be absent for a few days and leave them a telephone number you can trust in case of any eventuality. Also ask a neighbor to pick up the correspondence so that it doesn’t pile up in front of your door and become suspicious.
Get a medical checkup.
If you are traveling with children, it is always a good idea to do a pre-trip check. The little ones are often sensitive to the change of food or even the movement of the plane. A trusted doctor will give you tips so that you can enjoy your summer vacation in the best way possible.
Your pets should also be prepared for the trip.
If you want your pet to be part of your vacation, make sure you meet all the requirements to be able to take them with you, especially regarding vaccinations and documentation.
Remember to pack any medications you may need.
If you or your family member takes any prescription medications, buy them before you travel and carry an extra prescription. Pack your medical insurance vouchers and keep them in a bag nearby in case of any eventuality.
Make any necessary arrangements at work.
Notify people who need to communicate with you that you will be taking a vacation this season. When you arrive at your destination, a good idea is to turn off notifications and avoid taking your computer with you. Remember that this is a time to enjoy and relax; you don’t want to be working inside your room while you could be sunbathing.
Prepare for eventualities
Always have a muscle relaxant at hand. When touring different places or spending a lot of time at sea, you run the risk of overloading those muscles you didn’t use all year, taking it easy and stretching after each activity.
Be cautious with food.
When arriving in an unknown place, the desire to try typical dishes and drinks can be a great temptation, so try to eat a balanced diet to avoid an upset stomach.
Be sure to pack your suitcase with lots of energy and fun because your next vacation this season will be the best of your life!