I just got back from a vacation - one of the first in many years where I was actually "off." I feel fresh and reinvigorated to be back and productive. So why do so many Americans waste their vacation in fear of getting too far behind? Here are some solid arguments for supporting the "play hard" part of work.
But what if you work in a culture that’s just not supportive of taking vacations? In that case, it’s time to come together with your coworkers and create a new social script that says: “Of course we take all our paid days off, because we want greater happiness and success at work.” This gives everyone license to benefit from time off. Once the social script allows it, your decision to become happier becomes much easier.