Vacations Are Important
Have you taken a vacation this summer?
Many Americans say they can’t afford a vacation. The truth is, you need one! Careful planning prevents the burden of high-interest credit card debt. Don’t add financial stress when you have back-to-school and upcoming holiday expenses. Vacations are permissible, profitable, and more importantly, they’re Biblical! Experts say they’re necessary for productivity, performance, and general well-being. If you’re thinking of skipping vacation this year, don’t do it! Studies show that those who take 10 days of vacation are more likely to get a raise because they’re better able to operate at peak performance. I used to prefer to take my vacation time in pay rather than resting until my board finally said, “No.” They knew I needed to take a complete break from my routine for all aspects of my health.
An article at Very Well Mind addresses burnout prevention and managing your stress. Time off is needed when the following signs are evident: Are you experiencing a lack of energy and motivation, a low mood, or sleep disturbances? Take time off! Are you unfocused, fuzzy-headed, or having difficulty concentrating? Do you have headaches, stomachaches, or frequent bouts of illness? Take time off! If you’re growing cynical about work, showing poor performance, and are withdrawing from friends, family, or co-workers, take time off! Vacations are an important means of gaining rest. We’re made in God’s image. He rested and so must we!
Now if credit card debt is preventing you from taking a vacation, let Christian Credit Counselors help. They can create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.