Before my trip in June I was a little stressed out. I was refinancing my mortgage, closed on that Friday before my trip. Then the week before I started having my bathroom renovated, I had no bathroom and was living at my parents house. I was also having some issues at work. Yea, I was stressed out.
I have read some books on taking vacation and the positive impacts of it, basically that it takes a week to relax and that is why you need two, so you can actually relax on the second week, therefore enjoying your vacation.
I never really experienced that until this trip. I felt myself wired up the whole first week and then I finally started to relax and enjoy myself fully. It was great, I find I have a much more positive outlook on everything.
So here is to 2 week vacations!