Time off is extremely beneficial to both mental and physical health. However, especially in the Western world, this aspect of self-care is often overlooked. Here’s the importance of taking time off!
According to Fortune, America is the second worst country in the world when it comes to the number of paid vacation days given to workers. Further, the United States is the only advanced economy in the world that does not lawfully enforce paid vacation days or holidays for workers. Despite limited availability of time off, not taking that vacation day can have consequences.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to get caught up in the bustle of everyday life and neglect our personal needs in the process. We often feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get things done, let alone time to take care of ourselves. However, taking time away is essential for our physical and mental health, as well as our productivity in the workplace!
While the amount of time off you need may vary, most experts recommend taking at least two weeks of vacation per year to avoid excessive stress and burnout. While you’re away (and if you’re realistically able to), it’s critical to disengage with work as much as possible to allow your mind and body to recover. Here are some additional tips to enjoy your time off:
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