There’s no avoiding it, winter is staring us in the face, and before long a respite from the long grey days of the north will be on everyone’s mind.Fortunately, some new research suggests there are more good reasons than ever to take a vacation.
So, hopefully, the following slides will nudge reluctant workaholics to get away and bring up the national average of vacationing Americans from a measly 34 per cent.
And remember, since US workers get fewer vacation days than any other developed nation, 14 days a year, it’s vital to make every one of them count.
A study by the State University of New York at Oswego that surveyed 12,000 men between ages 35 and 57, found that men who go on vacation every year reduce their overall risk of death by 20 per cent.
Source: Home & Garden
You get the freedom of just having fun again. You don't have to wake up at a certain time or follow a strict schedule.
You can just relax and spend all the time in the world doing what you want.
Research by a group in the Netherlands showed that just planning a vacation boosted happiness for eight weeks.
They found that many of the benefits come before you even actually go on vacation.
Source: New York Times
Christine Hohlbaum, author of The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World, says that workers who forego their vacations are hurting both themselves and the company.
They are more likely to get sick, and even when they are physically in the office, they may have already mentally checked out.
Source: CNN Living
Financial advisor, Suze Orman says 'Don't put yourself on sale.'
If you aren't using your paid vacation, you are essentially working for free. Let your bosses know that you are important and deserve the time off.
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