Looking at some of the synonyms for ‘Vacation’ could help align the word closer to what is meant by this skill. Just a few that would be a closer match to the intended use here: break, recess, respite, rest, time off, leave, breathing space, intermission, and spell. There are actually as many listed for a short recess as there are for a longer period of time or trip.
A Mini vacation can be very useful when we want to escape from a negative situation. Taking a recess from our stress to regroup can do wonders for our nervous system. A mini vacation away from a crisis can help us to gain some perspective.