May Edition: Stay Happy, Stay Healthy, Stay Vacationed
When was the last time you took a vacation? It turns out that the American workforce isn’t so great at actually taking advantage of our earned vacation time. As a matter of fact, 54% of us have unused time left over at the end of the year.
Even though it can seem like an impossible challenge, taking a necessary break from the office environment can significantly improve your work-life balance and can be beneficial to your well-being and professional success. As we head into the summer months, we hope you’ll consider these facts and plan your next vacation!
bOdy - Vacations Are Good for Your Health
There are incredible benefits to taking time off. When you make a conscious effort to take time for yourself, your mental and physical health will actually improve and allow you to be more productive and effective in your daily life. You are 30% less likely to experience a heart attack if you simply take at least one week of vacation every year.
miNd - Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain
Working hard is hard work! Daily stress and pressures can take a toll on your mind and your well-being. A vacation could be just the reset you need to refresh your energy levels. In a recent survey, 94% of surveyed travelers said they had as much or more energy after coming back from a good trip and 55% who had a low-stress trip returned to work with even higher levels of energy than before!
sElf - 6 Good Reasons You Should Stop What You're Doing and Plan a Vacation
1. Encourages creativity
2. Helps prevent burnout
3. Makes it easier to gain perspective
4. Encourages quality time with loved ones
5. Gives you something to look forward to
6. Makes it possible to connect with yourself