Work is a crucial part of our day to day lives, but that doesn’t mean it should be all consuming. It’s okay to step away from time to time and enjoy the soft sands of beaches miles away. Not only will your body and mind thank you but your productivity at work might excel far more than if you had continued to whittle yourself down under a heavy workload.
If your curious as to how a vacation can benefit you check out the rest of this blog post as we explore the balance between work life and leisure.
- Overwork can lead to health problems such as strokes and heart attacks for those who work between 35- 55 hours weekly.
- Working beyond 48 hours a week tends to make productivity plummet.
- When you can’t escape “external stresses”, it can make it harder for your body to have peace or fully relax.
- Planning and anticipating a vacation can improve your mood.
- Vacations don’t have to be weeks long in fact even a 24- hour escape can help create motivation and a better outlook on life.
- Taking vacations can help replenish your sleep debt even after you’ve settled back into work life.
- It’s suggested that people who tend to take vacations not only live healthier lives but may actually live longer.
- A relaxing retreat with your job, friends, or alone can help maintain healthy nerve cells and keep your mind sharp.
- The more time you spend away from your desk can help motivative you to get more done while you there (consider walking around the building).
- There has been a study that suggests that people who take more than 10 vacation days a year are twice as likely to get a raise or a bonus.
It’s okay to take a vacation every now and then. It doesn’t mean your lazy or not deserving of one. Vacations benefit not only you both physically and mentally but your work as well. Being an employee whose relaxed, motivated, and has a renewed sense of drive is a win-win situation for all participants involved. So keep back, relax, and consider taking that vacation you’ve been putting off for too long.