With the holidays fast approaching, many of us have vacation on the brain. But despite the well-known benefits of taking breaks, many of us struggle to disconnect from work. More than half of employees end the year with unused time off.

This ends up costing employers in more ways than one, such as higher disengagement, turnover, and much more. Beyond the business impact, there are also harmful health effects for individuals. Chronic stress and workaholism lead to burnout, as reported in a 2017 study by the University of Johannesburg.

Luckily, progressive employers are leading a cultural tidal change around taking vacation. Many are implementing policies that encourage people to use PTO so they can tend to their well-being. People who take at least one vacation report better health than those who don’t, as illustrated by studies published in 1982 and 1992.

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