Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sometimes we get into "go go go" mode.  We are juggling classes, studying, that class project, fitting in a visit from mom and dad, a club meeting, and a million other things.  As a result, we're skipping out on sleep and grabbing a bag of chips from the vending machine on the way to library instead of getting a full night's sleep and eating a healthy meal.  Sometimes it seems like we don't even realize how exhausted we are until we finally get that break. Check out this recent article http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.gl.iit.edu/doi/10.1002/job.699/pdf to learn more about the benefits of a taking a vacation and the positive effects of finding leisure time during your busy schedule as well.  According to the article, a vacation gives our mind and body a rest.  Yet, these benefits fade after about a month unless we strive to relax once we return to work or school. 

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