Vacations? Relax? You Gotta Be Kidding, Right?
“(CBS) – Everyone looks forward to unwinding during summer vacation. But in this demanding, fast-paced world, it’s often difficult to decompress. Sadly, for some people, taking time off is actually stressful.
“Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, said people too often sabotage the health benefits of vacation by clinging to the habits and demands of real life. If you’re spending your time off constantly checking work emails on your smartphone, you won’t come back nearly as refreshed. Even staying semi-connected to work is like taking only half your dose of a prescription.
“For a true rejuvenation and healing of body and mind that should occur with a vacation, we need to have that disconnection,” Thakkar told CBS News. “It’s a little bit almost narcissistic to think that the world will stop if we don’t answer this email or return this call…”
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