Did you know that 34% of Americans didn’t take a single day off in 2016? That is just sad, considering taking time off is shown to have positive effects on employees’ concentration and productivity. But the benefits go far beyond the workplace; psychological research shows that experiential purchases — including vacations — tend to bring us more lasting happiness than material purchases. This serves as proof that taking time for yourself is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our mental health and wellness.
As we all know, women are more likely to deprioritize self-care and defer their much-needed time off for family or other personal commitments. In this Member Spotlight, Pastel member Vinal Desai Burbeck, travel addict/advocate and founder of Wanderlark, to learn how you can “carpe diem” and use your vacation days to their fullest. It’s easier than you might think!
Please bring your lunch. Lunch will not be provided.