Labor Day has come and gone, symbolizing that summer is coming to an end. Say goodbye to warm days swimming at the pool and laying on the beach. Wait a minute, you didn’t get to do that? You are not alone.
According to the US Travel Association, 40% of Americans do not take advantage of all their vacation time. You may be thinking, “I didn’t have time to take a vacation” or “if I want to get ahead in my job I need to show everyone how hard I work by not taking time off.” Wrong.
The truth is you help no one (least of all yourself) by being a martyr. In fact, an internal research study conducted by the audit firm Ernst & Young, found that employees who took more time off and used all of their vacation days actually did better in their work.
So, stop letting the days off you’ve earned go to waste. No more excuses. Take a day off and go back to the office feeling refreshed and productive.