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Take a Break! Use Your Vacation Time

DATE IN OUT TAKE A BREAK! Use Your Vacation Time IN THE U.S. A PRECIOUS RESOURCE IS BEING WASTED. As many as 169 million vacation days went unused in 2013, never to be seen again. Vacation time is essential to being more productive, strengthening the family and feeling balanced. THE WORKPLACE We have become work martyrs, our own worst enemy when it comes to vacation time. We're CULTURE experts at justifying why we can't take time off. 22% "I don't want to be seen as replaceable." "I can't afford to take time off." 33% 35% "Nobody else can do my job." 37% "Taking time off is just not easy." "I don't want work to pile up." 40% And when vacation days are used, 54% of Americans don't even use them for vacations, but rather personal obligations that require missing work. Average Vacation Days Used, Among Employed Adults 22 21 Long Term Average (1976 to 2000) 20 20.3 days 19 18 17 16 Recent Average (2013) 16 days 15 14 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 THE BENEFITS OF It goes without saying that time off is TIME OFF beneficial, but the benefits are more numerous than you might think. 88% of American workers see time off as a way to do what they enjoy. 85% of American workers feel that time off increases their happiness. Returning to Work After Taking Vacation Time: 91% of business leaders believe their employees return recharged and ready to work more effectively. 77% of HR professionals believe that employees who use most or all of their time off are more productive than those who take less vacation time. 2 out of 3 workers TT see an improvement in concentration and productivity. 61% feel greater satisfaction at work. Create Lasting Memories: Some of our most vivid memories from years past are of the vacations we took with our family and friends. 62% of adults' earliest memories are from a family vacation when they were 5 to 10 years old. 76% of parents feel family vacations are worth the time and money. 79% of employees feel |that taking time off strengthens bonds with family and friends. A Healthy Dose of Vacation Time: A majority of managers believe time off for their employees is beneficial for their mental health (76%) and Vacationing usually involves more exposure to the sun which means physical health (67%). more vitamin D. Even the act of anticipating a vacation up to 8 weeks before your trip has positive benefits on mental health. Men who don't take vacations are 30% more likely to have a heart attack. Taking vacation time has shown to correlate with: Lower Levels Lower Levels Lower Blood Less Weight of Depression of Stress Pressure Gain When it comes down to it, nobody is going to make you take a vacation. It's up to you to take the time you've earned and enjoy it. At the end of the year, you'll be glad you did. CityPASS Sources: • • • http://www.projecttimeof BOARDING PASS

Take a Break! Use Your Vacation Time

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CityPASS found all the stats and benefits to taking your vacation days and put it into a fun infographic. For benefits to your health, take your vacations to go on vacations, not to run errands or go ...




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