On the road to success, you misplaced a couple of things: 1. Your sanity, which can probably be found somewhere between yesterday’s meeting and this morning’s conference call, and 2. The prospect of a good night’s sleep, which has somehow relocated to your assistant’s to-do list. When tight deadlines and endless meetings begin to take a toll, it’s about time to recharge. And no, not your iPhone. Did you know that taking a vacation can help improve your productivity, lower stress levels and boost job satisfaction?
“Vacations help us reduce cortisol levels, which gets female hormones back in sync (high cortisol deregulates hormones), and allow us to disconnect so we can recover,” says women’s health and success coach Jennifer Racioppi to Citi.com “This leads to greater levels of happiness and pleasure—important ingredients for successfully managing stress and going the distance with our bigger professional goals.”
Ditch the power-suit and turn on the auto reply—the only commitments on your schedule are for rest and relaxation. These hand-picked locations are guaranteed to relax, refresh and rejuvenate even the busiest woman.