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“I can’t afford to take time off.” “I don’t want work to pile up.” “I don’t want to be seen as replaceable.” These excuses for not taking vacation are all too common -- especially in the United States, where hundreds of millions of vacation days go unused each year.

But here’s the thing: Vacation is actually good for your productivity and performance at work. Almost nine out of ten American workers feel like time off increases their happiness -- which, in turn, can do wonders for your productivity.

Even your boss thinks so: 91% of business leaders believe their employees return recharged and ready to work more effectively.

To learn more about the state of vacation in America today and the benefits of taking time off, check out the infographic below from CityPass.


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Originally published Dec 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated April 16 2021


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