LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO —- Looking to improve your work and home life? Did you know there is one thing you can do to improve your work performance, productivity, physical and mental health, increase happiness and create better relationships? Take time off!
More than half (55%) of all Americans do not use all the time off they earn, leading to 658 million unused vacation days a year.
There are many excuses for not using time off: fear of falling behind at work, fear that no one else can do the job, financial instability, and fear of appearing less dedicated to the job are just a few examples. However research compiled by Project: Time Off, a program of the U.S. Travel Association, found that 89% of managers agree that by using time off, employees can de-stress, improve their health and well-being, and cut down on sick days and burnout. The majority (84%) of managers also agree that employees return to work after vacation with greater focus and creativity.
So what do we do about all this unused vacation time? Make a plan this year to use it!According to U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off, a national movement to transform American vacation attitudes and behaviors, individuals who plan their vacation time for the year are more likely to use all their time off and take longer vacations.
In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day, Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is encouraging Americans to plan their vacation time for 2017 and hopes that we will be a part of your destination planning. “Our region is the ideal location for a vacation getaway; home to amusement parks, water parks, the Lake Erie Islands, fishing, birding, and more,” said Larry Fletcher, President of Lake Erie Shores & Islands.