When Bankrate.com reported at the end of 2016 that more than half of U.S. workers who were offered paid vacation days that year didn’t use them all, most people probably weren’t shocked. America has built a reputation over the years for stingy vacation policies compared to European counterparts and for the reluctance of workers to use even their entitled time off. (The average amount of leftover days was 19, with the median being seven.)
So if you and your team members get out of the office this summer to hit the beach, visit family, or even just catch up on zzz’s at home, you’re doing better than most workers, right?
Not necessarily. In our constantly connected world, being away physically doesn’t always translate into taking a break from work-related activities.
“Boundaries have blurred,” says wellness expert Beverly Beuermann-King, author of Stress Out! 52 Weeks to Letting More Life In. “Technology means that we can login...(register to read more)