Listen, we know work gets busy and life gets hectic. Sometimes you just need to relax, unplug and unwind on a vacation. The thing is – more than half of us aren’t using our hard-earned vacation time. So many Americans forget to take time for themselves that there is a stockpile of 658 million unused vacation days!
So why are so many people giving up their well-deserved vacation days? Some are afraid of the amount of work that will be waiting when they get back. Some fear that they won’t be considered for promotions or raises if they take off time.
There is a secret to overcoming all our vacation fears: planning.
Planning is the most important step in making vacation possible and, according to Project: Time Off, planners are more likely to use all their earned time off and take longer breaks at once. They are also happier with their personal and professional lives—not to mention they have bosses who have plenty of advanced notice to cover them while they’re out.
It’s time for you to take back your calendar and put downtime at the top of your list of priorities. Planning for vacation can be achieved in three simple steps:
- Determine how much time off you earn and identify the vacation policies at your workplace.
- Get to dreaming! How do you want to spend your time off this year?
- Add your vacation plans to the calendar and share with your manager, your colleagues—everyone!
This year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Stop missing out and start defining yourself by something other than work. Your bucket list can be a to-do list with dedicated thought and planning.
We’ll even help you get started. Check out some of Allegiant’s newest destinations here!