We will like you to know why you should go on vacations, in BandbCuba.com we'll give you 12 reasons to travel and book your Bed and breakfast in Cuba. It´s important to find a balance between the hard work and some free time. Vacation time it´s necessary, you should save money and go to a Caribbean island, your brain deserve some rest.
We are talking about vacation and you are reading this from your office or in you commute to work. It´s not a secret that people work hard nowadays. We dedicate more hours to our jobs that the ones we spend with our families.
In the infographic at the end of this post you will find some numbers about how we work. We will like to write them to you, so you can read them:
Some shocking numbers, right? We can conclude that people work hard, many hours a week, they don´t take vacation. And even if they know they need that free time, they feel ashamed to take it.
Vacation time is good for a smarter brain, don’t avoid or be afraid of your time off from work.
A study from Harvard Medical School from 2009 determined that when your brain is completely relaxed, it consolidates knowledge and brain power. That can improve and memorize new skills learned the week before.
As human beings we don’t have batteries, so we don’t have a mental reserve pool of power. That´s why a study from the University of California, from 2014 found out that vacations are crucial in returning a well-functioning brain back to its prime.
The University of Ninjmegen found in 2003 that when we are not actively doing a task, our brains connects and consolidates current ideas with prior knowledge. That’s why you can have new ideas and solution to problems you had heard before, you´ll have a smarter brain if you have vacations.
Clinical trials has prove that when workers take their frequent annual vacations they can reduce their risk of disease by 21 %.
When you are working, even if you don’t want to, you are exposure to stress. And without vacations, that time experiencing stress can be too long and it can damage your heart. A well-managed vacation can lead to increased happiness and reduced stress. That is a problem specially if you work long hours, and can increase your risk of coronary heart disease by 40 %.
If men skip vacation time for several years can increase their chance of suffering a heart attack by 30 %.
Research shows that taking an annual vacation is associated with a decrease in heart disease.
As we said before people is used to work more than 40 hours per week. And working long hours per day for many days in a row can affect the cognitive performance of people that causes a decline in work quality.
If you take vacations regularly you won´t have this problem. It can prevent that issue.
Some studies have found that taking time off to explore multicultural destinations, like La Havana in Cuba. It can stimulate you creativity and helps you to generate ideas.
Taking vacations is perfect for you if you have a creativity block, ideal if you are a writer, painter or any kind of artist.
It looks like a contradiction but when more vacation time you have, the better you will perform at work, it has been proved by some different papers. One of those paper showed that every 10 hours of vacation time could be reflected in a better performance, by 8 %, the following year.
Studies show that performance increase after breaks of all lengths from minibreaks of less than a minute to long vacations. Research also suggest that managers believe that time off work can lead to increase the employee productivity, get a better workplace morale and greater employee retention.
Taking more day off, in a well-deserved vacation can make you less prone to depression or depressive episodes.
A study found that people sleep one hour more after coming home from a vacation that has resulted in 30-40 % improvement in reaction time.
Vacations can cause people to have a better life perspective while motivating them to achieve their goals. Even if you take one vacation day off you can see the change.
Now you know that weather you take one or two day off, or two weeks is good for you. You should pick a date and a destination. Prepare your luggage for your trip and go.
Cuba is an iconic place, a Caribbean island full of charm and history. The
historical sites in Cuba are one of its main attractions, everywhere you turn there are historical places to visit.
In Havana you don´t want to lose the sight of Morro Castle, a fortress from the 16th century that has been part of the history of this country and has helped to defend the bay.
And there are not only in Havana. For example Trinidad, the town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has beautiful colonial architecture.
Colonial history is not the only history you will find in Cuba, more recent history can also stimulate your curiosity as a tourist. You will be able to see the monument of the icon of the Cuban revolution Ernesto Che Guevara in Santa Clara.
Because of the revolution and the embargo from United States Cuba has remain isolated from the modern times. There you will be able to see the old cars, probably you have seen them in photos. But there you will be able to check this cars in almost every street.
Must of the cars that goes around Cubans streets are from 1950s, they are an icon of this country. When you see this vehicles you have the sensation of time traveling. They are a beauty that you don’t want to miss.
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The Cubans beaches are worldwide famous, it´s Caribbean blue, the sand, the air, it can give you an amazing sensation of relaxation. You will be stress free if you visit one of the beaches in Cuba. There are options for everyone, if you want to relax you can find a beach to lay out, if you want to scuba diving you will find one for that or one to practice water sports.
Also, when you travel to Cuba we recommend you to say in Casas Particulares in Havana, or any other city you visit. This will give you the opportunity to have a one to one contact with the locals, and learn about their culture and way of being.
Getting in touch with the local culture is a way to open your mind, it can increase your creativity and you will be more open when you come back to work from vacation.
One thing you don´t want to chase in Cuba is the music, you will find music in every corner. This is a musical island, there are musicians in the streets that performs excellent pieces of local music, like salsa.
You also should try the local food, in the places call Paladares you will find the best food. There are privates small restaurants.
Now you know the reasons why you should go on vacations, it´s good for your health, for your brain and also for your current job. Visit Cuba and get rid of the stress, enjoy the Caribbean and you will return to work in better shape. Do you need to book an accommodation? Contact us.