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5 Reasons Your Boss Wants You to Take a Vacation

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You might think that you're indispensable to your company and the whole place will come to a screeching halt if you take a few days off, but the truth is, your boss wants you to take a vacation. That's right: most bosses want their employees to take some time off to rest and recharge.

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Here are five reasons why bosses want their employees to take time off. Why not start booking your cheap flights to Europe today?

It Will Make You More Productive
One of the main reasons why your boss will be in support of you taking a vacation is that you will return to work refreshed, recharged and rejuvenated. When you work hard for too many days in a row, your mind and body will become burnt out, numb and exhausted.

When you get to this state, it is difficult to focus on the task at hand and your productivity and quality of work really takes a plunge. Take a holiday and return in a couple weeks with renewed vigor and you will get twice as much accomplished as you did before.

It Will Jumpstart Your Creativity
Once you step away from your job and do something different, whether it is scuba diving in Puerto Rico or sipping coffee in Paris, you will give your brain a break from the challenges of the job. This will allow you to gain a new perspective so that you can approach problems with fresh ideas when you return.

You will also spend your time doing something different than the same old grind, which might expose you to new information and ideas that you could use in your job. For example, you might spend your vacation time traveling abroad and observe a practice or a custom in another culture that you think could apply to your work back home. Or, you might spend your vacation time immersed in your hobby and also discover something that you could apply to your job.

It Might Prevent You From Quitting
We've all been at the point with our jobs where we are exhausted, bored, overwhelmed and ready to quit. Usually this burnout feeling comes after a period of weeks and weeks of unrelenting work. However, instead of quitting your job and walking out of the office in frustration, try going on a vacation first.

When you take some time away from the job, it allows you to put some distance between yourself and the things that were frustrating you. After you have gained some perspective, you might come to the conclusion that, in the big picture, your job is really not so bad after all. The break will allow you to appreciate the good things about your work and by the end of the getaway you will return to your job with a new appreciation. If you take a vacation and still find that you are dreading your job, it's time to start looking for a new one!

It Will Make You Healthier
Spending too much time working can put a lot of stress on your body, especially with tight deadlines and late nights at the office. In order for you to maintain good health, you need to get enough sleep, exercise and healthy food. Taking a vacation means that you don't have to set your alarm, you can go for long hikes and you can take the time to nourish your body and give it what it needs to be healthy. When you return, well-rested and balanced, you will be a much happier and more productive worker.

It Shows That You Are in Control
If you are so busy all the time that you are not able to take your vacation time for years, this shows that your work is so out of control that you can't get ahead of it or even on top of it. If you are able to manage your work well so that you can free up some time in your schedule without everything falling to pieces while you are gone, you prove to your boss that you are good at your job.

These are five reasons why your boss will support your vacation, so go ahead and start booking your trip!

Layla Pierce is a graphic designer who recently returned from her two week vacation. She spent it traveling around Europe, soaking up artistic inspiration from some of the best art galleries in the world.


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