Thought you might find this interesting: These are the Top 10 Dream Trips according to Trip Advisor. We’ve only done 2.5 of these, so the rest will have to go on our bucket list. I can’t wait.
The power of vacation. Yes, there is such a thing.
According to Fox news, 1 in 4 Americans don’t get paid time off. By contrast, France and Italy top the list with employees getting 31 days off each year and Canada giving 19 days. Even of the people in the US who get paid time off, 75% don’t use it.
We are lacking, and all of our hard work is actually hurting our bottom line.
According to Business Insider, the vacationing worker is:
- More productive when they return
- Relaxed upon their return – I would agree with this one.
- Refreshed and rejuvenated – possibly better able to solve problems and come up with answers / ideas. This has happened to me several times. When I step away from something and turn my thoughts to something else a solution or new idea pops into my mind.
- Have better relationships with their partners – time away will do this.
- Live longer lives
You don’t have to travel far to get the benefits. Time away from work (think stay-cation) will work wonders.
Remember: taking a vacation does not mean working remotely from your laptop or phone. You need to disconnect from email and technology to relax. If I can do this being self-employed, so can you.