Welcoming in 2014 brings about a lot of reflection of the past year and the start of new goals for the upcoming year. Change is a great thing. One great way to improve your 2014 is to start vacationing more – not because your workplace requires that you take time off, but because you want to treat yourself. Vacations offer a wide range of benefits – less stress, time to relax and reflect, refocus on a hobby or project, or reconnect with your family. Challenge yourself to make a list of 3 places you want to visit in 2014 and start checking them off. They don’t have to be big, extravagant getaways. How about a ski area within driving distance? Or a lake with what is supposed to be the “best bass fishing” in the US? Make the change for yourself in 2014.