If you’re looking for a good excuse to plan your next vacation, it has been proven days spent away actually help lower stress levels. While this may seem obvious, clear-cut evidence can be seen in cultures around the world where an increased number of vacation days is strongly linked to health and mental wellbeing.
Sadly for Americans, there is no regulation about the number of paid vacation days that employees “should” be allowed per year. While the standard is two weeks, this isn’t an actual law. But research shows vacations do a mind and body good as they allow a physical and mental reset, and a much-needed reminder life is more than just a desk job. After an extended period of time off, companies report employees return refreshed and more productive, as is seen in some Western European countries that have mandated paid vacation days that amount to up to four weeks per year.
Meanwhile in the States, workers with limited time off report more frequent bouts with illnesses such as the common cold and feelings of depression and anxiety, which, in turn, negatively affects productivity. Although the United States doesn’t possess the vacation culture of its European counterparts, learning to accept time away from work is a process that takes practice. The catch to actually enjoying this stress-free time away is to fully disconnect, meaning stepping away from any work-related messages and e-mails.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
While there are about as many museums in Italy as pieces of art, there are more than a few you should add to your must-see list ahead of your next (or first!) trip. Work your way through the country’s rich history in the arts with this list of suggestions.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Croatia’s capital city boasts a bustling culture that features beautiful cafés lining every street, excellent shopping opportunities, great museums and some truly incredible architecture. The city of Zagreb is steeped in medieval history and was a Communist stronghold for much of its existence. While it certainly came a long way, it still remains a socially conservative place.