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“An extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.”
That’s the book definition of a vacation. I defined it for you because most people in our age bracket probably don’t remember what a vacation feels like let alone what a vacation is, so I thought it’d be helpful to give a refresher course. The days of going on an all-expenses-paid spring break with your parents are over, and now you’re just blowing vacation days on weddings, bachelor parties, and random Mondays where you’re still hungover from a big Saturday night. But hey, we all need something to strive for.
But as it turns out, taking a vacation might do more for your dome-piece than you would’ve thought. In fact, per a study done by Booking.com, the mental benefits of vacations outweigh other major life events like your engagement or wedding.
Per Elite Daily:
After surveying 17,000 people, the travel site found that a whopping 77 percent credit a quick getaway as a big reason for their happiness.
For 72 percent, even the mere act of browsing travel websites gives them a mood boost. And 56 percent would still rather drop money on a well-deserved trip than buying a new material possession.
But what’s even crazier? Forty-five percent of those surveyed felt way more satisfied getting some R&R than they did from their own engagement, and 49 percent said it trumped the positive feelings on their actual wedding day.
Alright, call me crazy, but I really couldn’t be less surprised by these statistics.
Now, as someone who isn’t engaged, I’d imagine that the mounting stress of getting engaged and subsequently having to plan a wedding that could’ve covered most of your student loan debt is kind of fucking daunting. I know, I know, getting married is supposed to be the happiest experience of your life. Blah blah blah. But it doesn’t exactly sound like gum drops and rainbows to drop five figures on a damn piece of gold and rock only to incur more costs to throw a gigantic party for all your disrespectful piece of shit buddies who are going to do everything in their power to bankrupt you by way of an open bar.
Me? I’d rather be sipping watered-down lady drinks at an all-inclusive resort in one of the few towns in Mexico that hasn’t been overrun with cartel. I’d rather risk getting my throat slit at a Sandals resort than get my dick punched in with floral arrangement bills. .
[via Elite Daily]