Summer is already here and soon the employees will be thinking about vacation. According to the latest Glassdoor study, 54% of Americans have used only half of their vacation days in the past 12 months. Only 23% of them used all of their vacation days. Employees do not want to use all vacation days because they do not want to appear without obligation for their work. If they have many days off, they also think they will be lagging behind at work.
Working without free time is not good for your health or your career. This causes many health problems such as depression, insomnia, and burnout syndrome. If you work without free time, you will not be able to get out of your daily routine and therefore not refresh your mind. This has a direct impact on your performance. As a result, your performance will decrease. When you take time off, your body and mind rest so you can be more productive when you get back to work.
Some people still work on vacation. They take their laptops and work phones with them so that they can be reached. However, this does not distract you from work. The main reason for taking time off is to release the body and soul from work. Employers and employees should remember that individuals who take vacation days and actually do vacation are satisfying the needs of their souls. They find the opportunity to do a lot of things that they normally can’t do when they go to work. It is the kind of relaxation that everyone needs to get out of their routine, to be free, to be with loved ones more, to have no time pressure, to wear comfortable clothes and to move around comfortably and freely.
Vacation doesn’t mean spending a lot of money to go to a vacation resort. Vacation can be taken without spending any money. Holidays mean something different for everyone, everyone can relax in different professions. The most important thing is to break away from the routine and do something that is loved and enjoyed. This can be a hobby, visiting relatives, discovering the city you live in, or anything else that helps you relax, refresh your mind, and make you happier in the end. If a person can afford a vacation that suits their social and physical needs, they will become healthier and their job performance will improve.