When you're a busy dancer, taking a vacation might sound like something you just don't have the time for. Maybe you're worried about falling behind in your technique or getting out of shape. But sometimes taking a few days for yourself (even if it's a "staycation" in your own neighborhood) is the best thing you can do for your dancing. Here are three benefits to take note of:
1. Get happy. Research shows that the benefits of vacation start before you even leave. Simply planning your getaway can help boost your mood. A study published in Applied Research in Quality of Life found that vacationers had the largest increase in happiness during the planning stages, when they were anticipating the trip.
3. Boost creativity. Have you been struggling with choreographer's block lately, or with interpreting your next role? A Dutch study found that exploring a new place and having new experiences while you're there may help get your creativity flowing.