Did you know that Americans are not guaranteed by law any paid vacation or paid legal holidays? Some European workers are guaranteed 4-6 weeks of vacation, not to mention up to 13 paid holidays. The published study No Vacation Nation by the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that “The United States is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation.”
1 in 4 Americans do not receive any paid vacation, and for the Americans that do, they often have difficulty fully disconnecting from work. It is often just as common to see people bring their phones, and laptop computers with them as their bathing suit and sandals.
Vacations can contribute to your overall mental and spiritual well being. So, even if you can’t get away for two weeks, or even a long weekend, take a day and dedicate it to yourself. Unplug and Reconnect™, and Recharge your Soul!