What comes to your mind when you read the word VACATION? Does your stress level automatically go down a few notches? Imagine this: You are bare feet in the sand, cool breeze on your face, the sound of the waves crashing in the distance. Maybe you would like to imagine yourself strapped on a zipline, flying through a lush green jungle- oh look, I just noticed some monkeys! What about a vacation abroad? Imagine that you are having your picture taken in front of the leaning tower of Pisa, pretending to hold it in the palm of your hand. How about taking a stroll in a lavish botanical garden? The colors of the plants and flowers are very vibrant and the smell is amazing. Vacations are awesome for helping to reduce stress, but what if you do not have a vacation planned anytime soon? Consider taking a mental vacation. It is as easy as picturing a vacation destination like any of the places mentioned above. No need to pack your bags or break your budget. Just close your eyes; take a few deep cleansing breathes and relax. Let your mind drift away, maybe you will go to a place that you have already been or maybe you will go somewhere new. Enjoy the adventure!