The end of the year is just around the corner. In a little over two months, you’ll have goals to meet, budgets to decide, holidays to plan for, and let’s not forget the start of the flu season. In other words, you probably aren’t thinking much about taking time off—but you should.
Americans are neglecting their vacation benefits, taking fewer days off in 2013 than at any time in the past 40 years. And, if you believe the studies about sitting for more than six hours per day, things aren’t looking good for those of us tied to our desks, 40-60 hours per week.
Still not convinced it’s time for a break? Here are four of our favorite links this week to help you get out of the office for some much needed R&R:
- Shorter, Better, Faster, Stronger—The Easiest Way to Get More Done? Work Less – Slate
- Workaholics who skip vacation are forfeiting $52.4 billion annually – Fortune
- This Agency Is Giving $1,500 to Each Employee to Go on an Exotic Vacation – AdWeek
- Could Unlimited Vacation Time Work for Your Company? – The Muse