Summer vacations are more than just an old-fashioned tradition. Make sure you have a real vacation that includes family time. Regular downtime that includes mealtime and weekends is also important for well-being.
“Taking breaks is biologically restorative,” concludes author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.
Levitin states: “If we can train ourselves to take regular vacations — true vacations without work — and to set aside time for naps and contemplation, we will be in a more powerful position to start solving some of the world’s big problems. And to be happier and well rested while we’re doing it.”