There is a study which claims that by changing rooms (or not), memory will be influenced:
- Sorry, I Left My Memory in the Other Room – ABC News
- Study: Entering Rooms Causes Memory Loss
- Environmental Boundaries Can Affect Memory | Psych Central News
Now, let’s look at vacations:
A longer vacation seems, by definition, better than a shorter one, and having lots of paid vacation time is a highly valued job perk. But when we recall an experience, and how it made us feel, it turns out that length isn’t terribly important.
(source – The best vacation ever – The Boston Globe; more on the subject – Duration neglect – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
I think there is more to this than just memory and vacations, and I want to work more on having a different scenery in my life. Sure, there are limits to this, I won’t spend a fortune just to go to Japan, but changing scenery may work well. Even if it’s only for a small moment.