We say we’re dying for a break from work. But according to Expedia’s annualVacation Deprivation survey, in 2012 the average American left two vacation days on the table.
“We can blame the economy and the job market a little on this,” says human resources consultant Kimberly Roden. When you’re feeling insecure about your job, you want to appear 200% committed to work.
But you’d never pass up one of your paychecks—and you shouldn’t forego days off that are part of your compensation. It’s important for your health and for yoursanity. Plus, you’ll be more productive on your return.
Make taking vacation pain-free by drafting your plans now. You will look uber-organized and have plenty of time to book travel. Best of all, you’ll avoid wasting that precious R&R.