Did you know that a vacation (or staycation) is proven to help increase productivity in the workplace? Studies show that if you have a job, you’re working harder than you think and are in need of a vacation. 80% of working people feel stressed at their job, 57% have unused vacation time, and 40% can’t justify using the time they have earned to take off from work. These workers refusing vacation time are most likely unaware of just how beneficial a vacation can truly be.
First, stepping away from your everyday work life can actually assist you in finding solutions to problems. If you’re finding that you are having a difficult time resolving issues it might be time for a vacation. By taking time off and removing yourself from the situation, your brain is better able to connect new problems with stored knowledge and answers. It also helps that for every 10 hours workers take off, productivity increases by 8%.
Vacation time is even valuable for physical and mental health. It has been proven that by taking a vacation annually, adults can reduce their risk of disease by up to 21%. Depression can be both prevented and relieved by vacations, as well.
Vacations can do a number of other helpful things for us such as improving reaction time by 30-40%, increasing the amount of sleep we get, and motivating us, even if the “vacation” is just 24 hours. If you’re looking for a way to increase productivity, relaxation, and fun in your life, visit Ellicott Hotels for more information on our 8 locally owned and managed hotels in the Western New York Area.