It is not enough to say vacation. For it to be truly effective, restful, and regenerating, it must represent a break point from the routine. That requires us to do something completely different from what we are doing every day. A study conducted by the European Association for Panic Disorders says exactly this: There are macro-categories of workers and for each one, there is a specific perfect type of vacation. This corresponds to the adequate relaxation necessary to restore yourself from fatigue and stress, ready to restart with a little more optimism the tasks and commitments of the daily life.
To meet this goal, it would be necessary to choose an “opposite” holiday. What does this mean? Very simple: The opposite of what you normally do in your daily routine. The most effective holiday, experts say, is the one that breaks it and each profession has its vacation. Better slow and timeless rhythms or a chaotic tourist village, an atoll lost in the ocean or a face-to-face contact with nature? The type of profession that is carried out during the year defines the optimal holiday destination. That is, the holiday should make us enter into a completely alternative world. Let´s see some examples:
- The manager: A hectic year-round agenda with never a minute to waste, meetings, work trips, conventions, etc. What does a manager need to relax? Slow rhythms, absence of schedules, the possibility of being free and not organizing the day minute by minute and just follow the physiological rhythms. In short, live for the day, without any kind of timetable. An all inclusive resorts in Italy can offer exactly this.
- The employee. Always attached to the computer to write documents or buried in paperwork. Ideal in this case is an all inclusive resorts in Italy, where the activities follow one another, hour after hour. Here monotony is a not known word and the possibility to try something new is everywhere. In short, the employee must opt for a stimulating vacation that rekindles the desire to do and live, which is somehow dormant during the year.
- The doctor. Always available, committed to taking care of others, dealing with health problems, etc. On vacation, there is nothing better than a Spa, where everything revolves around the well-being of the person. Occasionally, plans are overturned and finally it is the doctor who is looked after.
These are of course only examples, but for the next holiday, everybody should try to follow this philosophy, and nobody will be disappointed.