“You’re taking a holiday – we insist” By Capucine Yeomans, Editor at LinkedIn News. 18.8.20
With everything that’s going on right now, you might be thinking about skipping a holiday…..don’t, says Harvard Business Review. Working for an extended period of time without a break results in a decrease in performance, while the benefits of a holiday — such as improved productivity, lower levels of stress, better mental health and greater job satisfaction — are well-documented. One study even found that those who take more than 10 days of vacation each year are 30% more likely to receive a raise. Holiday plans look different in 2020, but here are some ideas:
- Get a change of scenery — even if that means a trip to the other side of town.
- Have something planned — it gives you something to look forward to.
- Actually unplug — commit to not working while on holidays.
- Spend some time outdoors — and reap the mental and physical benefits.