I’m never an advocate of spending money you don’t have so if you find that your budget is just too tight to spend a week at the beach or you cannot bear to be away from your office, then just “take a break”. We can all give ourselves a vacation from our lives by doing something different. In advance, plan out what you want to do. What do you enjoy doing but don’t often get the time for? Is there someone you haven’t seen in a long time that you would like to visit? Spend an entire day exploring that bike path you pass everyday on your way to work. If you can’t take ALL of your vacation time, take what you can and plan something for yourself.
You don’t need to travel far or spend a lot of time and money to glean the benefits that come with a vacation. By taking a departure from our everyday routine to do things that we enjoy, we are giving ourselves the vacation we deserve. And if you have employees that seem to never take a day off, encourage them to get away from their desk, even if its just for lunch hour. The smallest vacation can have enormous benefits to health and productivity.