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Vacations are a must: Proven reasons why you need more time off

Vacations are a BE BACK NEXT WEEK MUST Proven Reasons Why You Need More Time Off .0000000 Between 1978 and In 2015, American According to a 2013 report by the Center for Economic and 2000, Americans took an average of 20.3 days off each year. workers took 16.2 days of vacation. Policy Research, the U.S. is the only developed country that does not legally require a single paid vacation day. A Google Consumer survey for the travel site Skift found nearly This leaves a total 42% of Americans said of 658 million unused vacation days. they didn't take a single vacation day in 2014. That results in $61.4 billion in forfeited benefits. In 2016, GfK conducted a survey and found: The top reasons for not taking time: 19% said they 30% said they can't financially afford to use 37% feared 30% believed nobody else can do their job returning to do not want a mountain to be seen as of work their time off replaceable 1 in 4 are unsure or agree that their company expects them to work while on vacation. 31% said they put a lot or some pressure on themselves to check in with work when they are on vacation. 80% of workers said if they felt fully supported and encouraged by their boss, they would likely take more time off. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive found: 61% of Americans work while they're on vacation, despite complaints from family members 1 in 5 have been contacted by their boss while 1 in 4 Americans report being contacted by a colleague about work while taking time off taking time off Employees who take 10 or fewer days of vacation time are less likely to have received a raise or bonus in the last 3 years than people who took 11 days or more The Health Benefits of TAKING TIME OFF Improved happiness A Dutch study found happiness surrounding a vacation starts well before the trip does. The effect of vacation Planned time off is anticipation increased happiness for 8 weeks. Post-trip happiness, especially after a relaxing time off, can last for more than a week. associated with increased happiness. REDUCED STRESS Research shows a positive, well-managed vacation can lead to: Increased happiness • Reduced stress IMPROVED WELL-BEING Research shows taking an annual vacation is associated with a decrease in heart disease. IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH A study that examined leisure as a coping mechanism found vacations can reduce depression. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY Studies show performance increases after breaks of all lengths, from 30-second "microbreaks" to long vacations. Research suggests managers believe time off from work leads to: • Increased employee productivity • Stronger workplace morale • Greater employee retention IMPROVED PERFORMANCE In an internal study by accounting firm Ernst & Young, for each additional 10 hours of vacation employees took, their end-of-the-year performance ratings from supervisors improved by 8%. Research from Alertness Solutions found taking vacations can increase work performance by up to 80%. Taking time off to see the world and relax with family and friends is essential to mental and physical health. Don't let your vacation days collect dust. • • • •• • • • • • • • com. A small part of your job is 100% of ours. eelele.

Vacations are a must: Proven reasons why you need more time off

shared by Ghergich on Sep 30
When was the last time you took a vacation? Americans only use 51% of their paid time off from work and when they are on vacation, 61% work during their vacation time. Taking time away from work is sh...




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