Sure, you love your job and you simply can’t imagine working for someone else. But lately, you have been feeling a bit under the weather, inefficient during office hours and mostly spending a lot of time after your shift at the office just to catch up with your lapses during the day. When was the last time you actually took a vacation? We’re talking about a real vacation and not the time when you were hospitalized because of fatigue and stress. In this post, read about the reasons why you should be filing for a vacation leave today.
10. Spend More Time with Your Family
Who are you working for? Every day, you get up and spend almost half of the day at the office in order to provide your family what they need and want. If you have been seeing less of them because of the time spent at work, you need to rethink your schedule. Plan a getaway with your wife and kids and make sure to leave that busy mobile phone at home.
9. Take Care of Yourself
If you have been losing sleep over tasks that don’t even need to be done ASAP, it’s time to say goodbye to your computer at the office for a few days and say hello to a wonderful time sleeping, resting, and doing what you love to do to eliminate stress and anxiety from your life. Your health is the most important thing. You can’t work without it!
8. Sitting is the New Smoking
Does your job call for you to sit more than four hours at a time? Hop on a plane and roam the beaches of Maldives or book a trekking trip to the mountains of Japan. Studies show that people who sit long hours are more likely to get sick.
7. No Need to Call in Sick
Sometimes, just because you are tired and losing sleep, you send a text message to your supervisor and tell her that you’re sick. You even fake a cough while talking to her just to skip a day at the office. It’s not a good thing at all! Take a vacation, and you probably won’t be doing that until the next paid time off.
6. A Vacation is Your Right
If your boss has been telling you that you’re “super” needed at the office and you can’t take a time off, it’s time that you remind her that a vacation leave is a right and certainly not a privilege.
5. Be More Creative
For you to come up with new ideas, you would need to firmly close the office doors behind you and not think about anything work-related for the next few days (weeks if you’re lucky). You can’t be inspired when you’re stressed or anxious.
4. No Burnout
Relax! You need to, otherwise you’ll be ruining your reputation as a good worker. When you’re tired, you simply can’t focus and might make mistakes that can cost you or your company a lot of money.
3. You Only Live Once
When will you ever take that tour around Asia and Europe? You can’t enjoy trekking when you’re ninety and have trouble walking. Your effort making money will go to waste when you simply can’t enjoy life as the young would.
2. Feel Better About Everything
“Without vacations, we all become droids on network steroids, perhaps the president included.” – Lexy Funk, CEO Brooklyn Industries. That’s one great reason right there. File for that vacation leave now and you’ll feel happy going to the office instead of dreading another stressful day.
1. Just Take a Break
Because you have to if you want to keep your brain abuzz and working. Stress can keep you from thinking clearly and if you want to change your attitude at work for the better, go on a trip.