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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Vacation

If you’ve been working non-stop, racking up hours just to pay the bills, you’re probably deserving of a little R & R. In fact, if your stress level is through the roof or you can’t recall the last time you even went on a trip other than for business purposes, buy your plane ticket to Hawaii and de-stress. Pronto. Soon you can be burying your toes into warm beach sand and gazing out over crystal clear blue water. Here are five signs you need a vacation, now!

1. Stress.

If you’ve become increasingly stressed out over family commitments, your kids’ extra-curricular activities, work, or your relationship, this could be taking its toll on your health. Job stress is the number one form of stress, according to a recent survey that revealed eight in 10 Americans stress out about some part of their jobs, including sub-par pay and unreasonable workloads, according to the The Huffington Post. If left unchecked, stress can result in health issues such as heart disease, obesity, depression, diabetes, headaches, anxiety and even premature death, points out WebMD.


Chronic bad moods. While everyone is occasionally in a snippy mood, it becomes a problem when your bleak mood hangs over everything you do in everyday life. This negative, cynical attitude toward life can leave you with constant feelings of frustration. This is the perfect time to recharge your batteries to get back to the happy person you once were. If you’re approached by family and friends about your mood changes, listen to them and get help. Part of this help could be taking a relaxing vacation and making it a regular thing.


Exhaustion. It’s more than just being tired; this is a pervasive health problem that can signal an underlying issue of concern. When you’re physically exhausted, you feel drained all the time and you move slowly, and it can actually result in psychological exhaustion where you can’t function in society any longer, according to Business Insider.


Tossing and turning. If you have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, prone to fitful bouts of sleep at night because you can’t shut off your mind, you could be losing more than quality rest. When you don’t get the recommend hours of sleep (for adults that’s seven to eight hours) on a consistent basis, you have a hard time keeping a clear mind the next day, retaining your cognitive skills, employing problem solving skills, and avoiding depression.


What’s a vacation? Have you ever bee on a vacation after years of not taking one and you wonder “what have I been missing all this time??”. That’s because your brain can actually forget what rest and relaxation feel like and you start to think that being on the go all the time is what life’s all about. Reintroduce your brain and body to what a vacation feels like. What better way to do that than with a Hawaiian vacation? If you’re a workaholic, it may take you a couple of days to truly relax but once you do, you won’t want to go back to the real world.

Let Hoku Hawaii Tours be the ones to show you around Oahu and get you back into the sweet world of rest and relaxation!