This Is How Long It Takes You To Actually Relax On Vacation!
Vacations are supposed to be a time to relax, unwind and leave your worries about work behind, and while you’d think the minute you type up that out of the office email all those things would start kicking in, it turns out it actually takes a few days for that to happen.
A new survey finds that it actually takes Americans four days to unwind and stop thinking about the office while on vacation, which means only 43% or three days of a seven-day vacation is actually spent relaxing.
And then there are the people who struggle to even get away from the office in the first place. The truth is, 79% of people have a hard time getting away on a real vacation, with feeling guilty about leaving the office the biggest reason they don’t take time off (37%), followed by fears that vacation will keep them from getting a promotion (26%).
Overall, 15% of Americans say they feel guilty or stressed when taking vacations, with 43% saying they have a hard time completely shutting off while away. Considering that fact, it’s not surprising that the average American will check work emails nine times a day on vacation, which is the same amount of time they spend checking Facebook and Instagram.