As a culture, Americans take pride in working hard, getting things done and basically being ‘on’ 24/7, via technology and the ability to work remotely. Americans are very good at a lot of things, but taking vacations is not one of them! Consider these facts:
Nearly 54% of Americans do not take all the vacation days they’ve earned
662 million (yes, million) earned vacation days went unused in 2017
By forfeiting vacation days, Americans are leaving $66.4B worth of benefits on the table
An astounding 42% of Americans report they don’t take any vacation time at all. Never use your vacation days? This is why you should Maurie Backman, USA Today)
Studies show that taking vacations benefit both the employee and the employer. Without taking some time away from work, individuals can lose the capability to relax. When this happens, stress becomes a constant and productivity (not to mention health) can suffer. All employers want their employees to be dedicated hard workers, but they also want them to be energized and able to focus. In order to be at our best, we must step away and recharge!
Have we convinced you to plan your getaway yet? We hope so!
Do you know one of our favorite things about vacation? You guessed it, shopping for a few new pieces that make you smile, and get you in the vacation mood. A new sundress, sandals or beach hat will usually do the trick for a warm-weather destination. For all you spring skiers, a cozy sweater or après ski boot are smart purchases to make right now.
Shop some of our favorites, and enjoy your vacation!