Do you love to bunk office occasionally? If the answer to this is yes, you are not at fault. Well, according to recent statistics taking holidays can actually enhance your productivity and make you perform well as compared to others.

Few employees feel that work has become the new norm and prefer sticking to it always. They fear that staying away from work will lose their grip on the job, or even their job altogether, and so, they remain chained to their desk and computer. For them, taking a holiday is a sheer waste of time and resources. Such people like to follow a routine and on weekends stay glued to their laptops. They do not realize the benefit of recharging their battery and eventually become less productive, unhappy and dull.

Benefits of taking holidays:

  • Disconnect from work: According to experts, it is advisable to disconnect from work and office stress to revitalize and refresh yourself.
  • The digital age: In the present digital age, the excessive use of mobile phones, IPad and other electronic gadgets allows employees to stay connected to work wherever they are. The digital modernization and advancement has become an advantage as well as a disadvantage for workaholics.
  • Stay away from disease: Taking a break from work is necessary to maintain a healthy body. In fact, if you don’t take holidays, you could be setting yourself up for both physical and mental maladies in the long run. Excessive hard work can also lead to depression and cardiovascular disease. Researchers have also discovered that taking a yearly holiday can reduce the risk of a heart attack by 30% in men and by a massive 50% in women.
  • Enjoy quality time with family: It is true that workaholics do not know the meaning of quality family time. They get so involved in their professional life that they hardly spend any time with their family.
  • Say goodbye to monotonous routine: Experts have claimed that those employees who regularly take a break from the monotonous nine hour routine tend to remain happier and healthier than others.
  • Cultivate a hobby: Going out for a movie date, spending time with family and friends or nurturing a hobby is a perfect way to reduce office stress and tension.

It is necessary to understand that that not taking a holiday is a sign that something isn’t right, and not a badge of honour. So accept that it’s time to recharge, refresh and revitalise, to see life from a fresh and different perspective, and to give yourself the opportunity to be at your best in all you do.