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Why Vacation Can Make You a Better Worker

Why Vacation Can Make You a Better Worker
Written by Sheryl Posnick

The best and most dedicated workers are the ones who blaze through weekends chained to email and log countless hours during non-office hours, right? Not necessarily! A constant grind with no mental and physical breaks can often wear away at you, taking away from your productivity. Longer hours don’t necessarily mean better work–especially if you’re overtired and overwhelmed.

Enrich Yourself

In order to be a good employee, you need to be the best version of yourself. Allotted time for you to do nothing but rest and rejuvenate will amp up your energy. You’ll have the chance to spend quality time with loved ones, see new places, and hopefully even sleep in without setting an alarm clock. When you return to your workplace, you’ll be relaxed and ready to take on projects that might have previously seemed overwhelming.

Enrich Your Company

Companies want well-rounded workers who are happy, energetic, and able to attack work with creativity. Managers know that when employees are happy and in good health, they take fewer sick days and give 100% of themselves on a daily basis. Vacation time is built into most contracts for a reason–you deserve a break from all the hard work you put in.

If you’re allotted vacation time, you should take it–you and your company will both reap benefits from your time away.

About the author

Sheryl Posnick

Sheryl Posnick is an editor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and president of Red Letter Content, an editorial company with a focus on educational, test preparation, and career readiness materials.