Why you should book that holiday for the sake of your career
Work hard, holiday harder
Research has shown that our minds aren't able to maintain a steady level of creativity and intensity without taking breaks, leading to declining productivity. In short, you need to go on holiday to be able to work well. Here are five reasons why you need to go on holiday for the sake of your career.
1. Rejuvenate and recharge
You may love what you do, but you've got to recharge those batteries. As the Spanish have proved with their siestas, a break from work is crucial to increase productivity. This is so the mind is able to recharge to maintain that momentum. Unless you live in Spain or somewhere that believes in taking midday naps before resuming work, you'll have to apply claim those vacation days!
Going on holiday is a matter of life and health—and you can tell your boss we said so! If your line of work requires a lot of focus and creativity, you are most likely to be prone to feeling stressed out. Over time, that stress can take its toll on your health and lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.
3. It expands horizons
Literally and figuratively speaking. Nobody likes people who are insular and narrow-minded, right? With so much to see and learn from various cultures in every part of the world, it's going to be quite hard to do all that from the confines of your office. Trust us; travelling is beneficial in all aspects of life.
4. Makes for better employees
Non-stop emails and never-ending workloads can make it difficult to leave work where it belongs at the end of the day—the office. Having sufficient time to maintain a healthy work-life balance is important not only for your personal life but for your office life as well. Making time to be happy outside the office will keep you motivated and builds a positive attitude towards work and your bosses.
5. Quality over Quantity
Sometimes, late nights and long hours are unavoidable. But if it happens too frequently, chances are you're not the only one getting tired and frustrated—it's likely to be taking a toll on your loved ones too. Taking some time off work to spend quality time with them reinforces relationships and evokes happiness, which is exactly what you'd need after a stressful period in the office.
This story was originally posted at WanderLuxe by The Luxe Nomad
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