Feeling a bit stressed lately? The solution might be more obvious than you think. Taking a trip (somewhere tropical, maybe?) can reap immeasurable benefits to your mood, physical well-being and productivity.
Check out our list of research-backed ways to justify your next trip to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands:
Americans increasingly are neglecting to take hard-earned vacation days. Not using your vacation days translates to stress and anxiety, which can be dangerous for your health. And it’s not enough to just stay at home for a day. You need to get away. Hello, Virgin Islands!
2. Boost Your Creativity – On the Water
Did you know that spending time on the water has proven to inspire creativity in greats like musician Pharrell Williams and neurologist Oliver Sacks? Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do,” observes: “Often associated with feelings of awe and wonder, water can boost our empathy and compassion, our connection to ourselves and those we are with.”
3. Improve Work Performance
The Siren of “getting ahead” at work is ever-elusive. In fact, counter to what your mind would have you believe, studies show that taking your vacation days actually increases productivity and boosts brain power.
4. Time to Declutter
It’s been proven, time and again. Experiences trump “stuff.” Stuff causes clutter (i.e., more stress), while great travel experiences result in lasting pleasant memories. Cornell University found evidence that people reap more happiness from anticipating an upcoming trip than a forthcoming item purchase.
There’s no better place to relax, unwind and play than the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. And nobody does the Islands like Sonic Charters. As the premiere boat rental company in St. Thomas and St. John, we’ll give you the exploratory, rejuvenating experience your weary self needs.