by Sue Aubuchon, Benefits Manager, Beaumont Health System
When was the last time you took a vacation? If it takes more than 5 seconds to answer this question, it’s been too long! According to a 2010 survey, Expedia found that the average American earned 18 vacation days – but only used 14 of them. And according to Expedia’s data, only 38 percent of Americans said they used all of their vacation time, compared to 63 percent of French respondents.
Here are a few benefits of taking vacation time:
Time off allows you to spend quality time with family and friends.
- Vacations allow the body to replenish and repair itself.
- Time off inspires creativity. We come up with our best ideas when we’re relaxed.
- You get the time to just have fun and enjoy yourself.
- Taking time off actually improves your work performance.