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Vacations: A Great Stress Reliever

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve been busy with work and writing this week. I’ve got one more scene to add to my story then I’ll have to do some more editing to take out some words…then it will be done, and I’ll be moving on to the next project.

But enough about that, today is supposed to be warm and sunny. My tulips are blooming. Finally! We are about two weeks behind everyone else. But that’s okay, they are beautiful. I want to spend as much time outside as I can today and soak up some of that sun.

But before I do that, I’m writing today’s post. Today, I’d like to talk about the importance of vacations. I’m sure it’s because it’s so nice outside that I’m thinking about our vacation this year.

We’re planning a trip this year. We haven’t taken the boys out of state yet, and they’re itching to go. So, we must decide where we want to go. We’re trying to accommodate everyone. My oldest wants to go to the beach and maybe see the ocean. My youngest isn’t sure. I know hubby would like to go fishing, and me, I want to see the giant redwoods at least one time in my life.

A friend suggested Crater Lake or Diamond Lake in Oregon. I’ve done some preliminary research and it is a possibility. However, we may just bite the bullet and go all the way to California, too.

Vacations are important for families. It’s a great way to create lasting memories and bonds. It opens the world to your kids. It opens their lens wider when they view the world. Vacations are a great way to reconnect and solidify those bonds.

It’s also a great way to relieve stress, and this year has been especially stressful with the pandemic, working from home, and virtual learning. We just need to go someplace and have some fun.  So, if you can afford it, take some time off and recharge those batteries. You’ve earned it and You deserve it.

A vacation also improves your mental health. Getting away and getting out of that rut of constantly doing the same thing is a great way to boost your moral. A vacation gives you something to look forward to. So, when you’re having a bad day, you can look ahead and know that this moment is temporary. When your vacation is over, you have something to remind you that life isn’t always drudgery. There are fun moments to look forward to and reflect on.

So, there you have it. Why vacations are important for your health. Are you going on any vacations this year? Do you have any recommendations for me on where we should go? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

15 thoughts on “Vacations: A Great Stress Reliever

  1. We have a trip home to Kentucky planned. Family time, pool time, etc. Two of my favorite US vacations we’ve done we’re Sedona, Arizona and Lake Tahoe. My favorite international vacations were Norway and England.

    1. Sounds like you’ve had some awesome vacations. I didn’t even think of Lake Tahoe. I will check that one out because one place my oldest wants to go is California. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  2. truly vacations are very important for mental health. You have quite some choices with each one having their own preference. I guess things are back to normal in the US

  3. I enjoyed the day in the garden and doing some much needed ‘Earthing’! As for vacation plans, I’d love to go up north to visit our friends on the lake. Definitely something to look forward to! Cheer and keep to those plans, Lisa!

    1. I hear you! I do, too. I’m almost finished with this wip and I’m going to take a break when I get it to my betas before I go back to my next wip. 🙂

  4. Because Covid is still a problem, our cruise this summer to the Norwegian Fjords got cancelled just like it was last year. Hoping to maybe take the train to the east coast but even that’s looking doubtful. I can’t wait to take a real vacation again and get away from this computer!

    1. I hear you. I’m sorry your vacation got cancelled. I hope you can find a way to get away and have some fun. We all need it after this year of quarantine. Crossing my fingers for you! ❤

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