When you were a kid, vacations were dictated by the school calendar. Everyone recalls counting the days until winter break, spring break, and the ultimate break of them all — summer vacation. Those breaks helped you get through stressful studies and provided critical time to rejuvenate. But when you get into the work world, everything changes.
Although research consistently shows the health benefits of taking vacation time, like lower stress, better mental health, and improved focus, workers aren’t taking their breaks. One study found that for the first time in recorded history, more than half of Americans (55%) left vacation days unused — over 658 million days.
While that may sound like more work is getting done, Dr. Leah Weiss, author of “How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind” and professor at Stanford University, points out:
“We’re under the misguided presumption that more work leads to more…
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