169 Million Days ..
According to Quartz, last year, Americans left 169 million paid vacation days on the table … saying they were too busy to use them!!! That was PAID VACATION DAYS.
I’ve been reading a lot of stuff in the last few months about work-life balance/integration, happiness, purpose, etc.
The Gallup organization continually confirms that taking time away from the job/work/calling is very, very important … to do a better job!
In the For Impact world, you need to regenerate, renew, recover. Taking time off is essential to that recovery. (Look up thoughts on oscillation by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.)
Here are also some thoughts from Gallup on Taking Regular Vacations May Help Boost Americans Well-Being.
Some startling stats to get your attention:
- 169 million paid vacation days left on the table!
- 41% of Americans didn’t take any vacation days in 2014!
- Nearly half of Americans didn’t take a single day off in December of 2014!
Don’t be one of these ‘stats’ in 2015!
Note: Maybe the best way for the Tribe to deal with this is around vocabulary. Just don’t use the word VACATION. (It sounds like you’re in Hawaii playing golf while the world is imploding.)
Use as many R-words as you can … Recover, Regenerate, Renew, Relax, Rest, Reminder (of Life), etc.