It is no secret that vacation helps to decrease stress levels and improve your mood. In fact, traveling is known to have positive effects on people's health, making people who take more vacations happier and healthier.
After just four days, spent on long weekend vacation participants in a study experienced the benefits like lowered stress levels, reducing burnout and improved sleep quality to up to 45 days afterward.
Unfortunately, not everyone is taking advantage of these health benefits. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association, 52 percent of Americans had unused travel days at the end of 2017. The participants in the study had used on average 8 of their 17.2 vacation days.
Some common reasons why people do not take more vacations are a dedication to work, fear of being seen as replaceable and the belief that no one else can do their job. But the most common reason is a fear of returning to a giant pile of work. All of this stems from the popular complex in the American workforce of being a work martyr where busyness is worn as a badge of pride.
With so many health benefits and plenty of unused vacation days, traveling is a great way for Americans to reduce their stress levels and get out of the office. What will you do with your unused 9 vacation days this year and how can Guardian Music and Group Travel help you get there?