Are you feeling tired, stressed out and worn down by the daily grind? You’re not alone. According to MarketWatch, 53 percent of American workers are feeling burned out by their jobs.
Most of these employees could really use some time off, but for one reason or another, they aren’t using their vacation days. In fact, according to Forbes, less than 25 percent of American employees are taking all of their eligible days off. The result? Approximately 200 million vacation days that can’t be rolled over are allowed to just evaporate.
Perhaps, you struggle with taking time off from your job because you don’t want to be perceived as a slacker. Or, maybe, you’re afraid that if you did take a vacation, your boss might think you’re expendable or not a team player. The truth is that you might actually return from a vacation as a better employee.
The following are just a few of the reasons why taking a break from the daily grind is so important:
Vacations may be good for relieving stress. But in a recent study, one out of eleven people said that they found the act of planning a vacation to be more stressful than arranging a wedding.
For these people, the thought of choosing a destination and then figuring out the logistics of how to get from Point A to Point B was just too daunting and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a vacation choice that requires very little effort to book — the cruise.
Not only are cruises easy to book, but they also offer you the following advantages:
If you aren’t sure which ship or itinerary to choose, reach out to a travel agent that specializes in booking cruises. In most cases, you won’t have to pay anything extra for an agent’s service since they typically earn a commission from the vendors they work with. And because agents are often aware of special deals and packages, they can save you money.
A travel agent can also book your transfers and any pre- or post-trip accommodations that you might need. In fact, if you work with a travel agent, your biggest worry will be figuring out what to pack in your suitcases.