Although we’re sure you don’t need us to highlight any signs that you need a vacation; you may need a reminder about the importance self-care. Having trouble remembering the last time you had quality time away from the stress and hard work that daily life brings? Don’t feel like you’re the only one. Over a quarter of Canadians don’t use their paid vacation and over half of workers in the United States have unused vacation days every year.
Trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance during our typical routine isn’t always enough for our mental and physical health. Our bodies and minds often require a radical change from the usual cycle to get fully refreshed. See if the perfect vacation is what you’ve been missing.
1. Trouble Sleeping
One of the easiest-to-spot signs that you need a vacation is a lack of quality sleep. Mental causes like stress and physical causes like back pain create a vicious cycle. It keeps us awake at night which in turn leads to worse job performance the next day which results in even more stress.
One of the best ways to break this cycle is the rest and relaxation that a vacation provides. A normal weekend off from work are usually just enough time away to keep us afloat but will not truly “charge your batteries”.
Luckily, the Nita Lake Lodge offers everything you would need to improve your sleep health. Nestled in the mountains on the edge of the lake, the lodge is the perfect environment to encourage healthy sleep habits. A combination of fresh mountain air, massages and comfortable beds will result in your best night’s sleep.
2. Under The Weather
A lack of quality relaxation and vacation time can affect much more than your minds. Other common signs that you need a vacation include migraines, aches, and reduced immune system effectiveness. A simple cold that would normally be gone in a day or two now has you feeling under the weather for a week.
A stay at Nita Lodge will give you access to a variety of natural remedies your body desperately needs. Choose from an endless array of massages to eradicate neck and back pain caused by that stiff office chair. Massage therapy has been proven to provide significant relief to sore muscles, painful joints and a tense back.
3. Feeling Blue
The longer we stay in our routines, the less joy we are able to find in things that used to bring happiness. No longer looking forward to the weekly trip to the golf course or the local restaurant? Working with nothing extraordinary to look forward to can be extremely frustrating and depressing. It’s another one of the signs that you need a vacation!
Instead of struggling to find happiness in your usual routine, shake things up and treat yourself to an indulgent vacation. Exciting new dishes at multiple dining options will help you reclaim your lost love for food and a state-of-the-art fitness facility will provide your body the boost it needs.
If you identify with any of these signs that you need a vacation, it’s time to schedule the getaway that your body has been begging for!
The Mountains Are Calling
The mountains are synonymous with wellness. With fresh air and abundant nature, Whistler makes sense as the perfect retreat to enjoy some serious downtime, relax and rejuvenate. Check out our blog on 5 ways that we experience wellness in Whistler.
By guest writer: Morgan Taylor