Calling All Holiday Dodgers


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Calling All Holiday Dodgers

  1. 1. Happiness at work Calling all holiday dodgers We’ve all been there: you’re super busy at work, your stress levels are It’s an inescapable fact that a good work-life balance is essential for not mounting, and you’ve still got plenty of annual leave to use up; but only mental and physical health, but also for your performance at work; despite being entitled to a well earned rest, you’re powering through and it’s impossible to achieve that balance without a healthy dose of without a holiday in sight. Model employee? Think again. time out from the workplace. But if the problem lies in the pennies, don’t despair. Try making a few small changes to your daily routine - like taking Employers love it when you’re hard-working, committed and loyal, but in your own lunches, dodging your daily Starbucks, and cutting down on they don’t love it when you’re so tired you can barely keep up with the some of those after work shopping trips - and you’ll be amazed at how 34% workload. Holiday dodging is a dangerous business, so we’re here to much money you can save in a few short months. Or, if you can’t wait give you some top tips on managing that much needed break. that long, why not bag a last minute bargain from one of these reassuringly competitive holiday sites? According to research* from private healthcare provider Bupa, 42% of of the workforce the UK workforce will be giving their well-earned holiday a miss this year, cope better in because of lingering work pressures and money worries. But with 34% of stressful situations jolly holidaymakers coping far better with stressful situations after some after a holiday much needed R&R, the decision to dodge your annual jaunt may not be such a wise one. Its time to take a break When you’re struggling to see over the top of your very real and ever- But if splashing out on hotels feels like an indulgence too far, you can increasing workload, bathing on a beach, skiing through the snow-tipped still get the relaxation you deserve without raiding the piggy bank: taking mountains, or even just relaxing in the comfort of your own home can feel a week off to spend at home - be it on your own or with your nearest like a distant dream. But devout “presenteeism” can be as detrimental to and dearest - can leave you feeling as refreshed as a fortnight in the your performance in the workplace as regular absenteeism. Seychelles. And we mean a real break - so step away from the emails. Holidays help us to regain some of the focus that we can’t help but lose Now the only thing that’s left to tackle is that mounting workload. We’d under the everyday pressures of demanding bosses, difficult clients, and suggest making a list of everything that you need to finish before your having to spread ourselves just that little bit too thinly. And while friends, break - ticking them off as you go for a real sense of satisfaction - and family and partners have a tendency to drive us a little bit mad on a daily leaving anything that isn’t urgent to be tackled after your holiday by the basis, there’s no getting away from the fact that spending quality time with newly refreshed you. them is what it’s all about. Go on, you know you want to. *First quoted in HR magazineFollow us