August is commonly known to be the month of vacations for many. Needless to say, “vacations” means relax and well-being. What is the exact reason why going on vacation is good?
An explanation comes from the so-called psychology of vacation, a real discipline which studies the relationship between vacations and well-being, from pre-vacation preparations to homecoming.
Have you ever happened to remember the time of preparations as being even better than the vacation time itself? The mere thought of doing whatever we like gives us a sense of well-being as it triggers the reward system in our brain (i.e. a set of neural structures that are responsible for positive emotions such as joy, euphoria and ecstasy).