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Thinking of Skipping Vacation? Don’t!

by Rebecca Zucker

Between the pandemic and its economic fallout, it may be hard to fathom taking a vacation this year. But the research is clear: Vacations lead to improved productivity, lower stress and better overall mental health. It also spurs greater creativity — for example, Lin-Manuel Miranda conceived of Hamilton while on vacation. Even if you can’t travel, the author recommends following these six guidelines to help you make the most of your time off: Get a change in scenery; plan ahead; identify the type of experience you want to have; spend time outdoors; unplug; and create memories.

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