Research shows that Americans leave 658 million vacation days on the table. Yes, that’s millions of days that could be spent waking up to the soothing sounds of the ocean are instead spent staring at a computer screen. There are various reasons why time-off is underutilized. While an unsupportive time-off work culture contributes to the relinquishment of earned vacation time, lack of planning also plays a significant role. Those who plan vacations are more likely to take a needed respite from work than non-planners. Whatever the reason for failing to use your accrued vacation time, understand that by doing so you are not only leaving money on the table but also depriving yourself of the health benefits associated with taking a break from the day-to-day grind.
In case you need more convincing to schedule that next trip, our friends at Positive Health Wellness give you “8 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for Your Health”:
- Increases your activity.
- Improves your brain health.
- Gives you a break from the everyday stresses.
- Makes it easier for you to cope with stress.
- Boosts your creativity which leads to health improvement.
- Boosts mood and thoughts through social sonnections.
- Eases weight loss.
- Exposes you to alternative lifestyles and health remedies.
If you want more details on the bullet points, head over to Positive Health Wellness.