2022 Vacation Deprivation Report: How To Unplug From Work When On Vacation

Vacation deprivation might be related to gender, age and occupation: When looking at men versus women, women were slightly more vacation deprived and burned out than men.

Vacations improve mental health: 88% of people in the U.S. reported feeling more relaxed and less anxious and worried after a vacation and the same amount of people reported feeling more optimistic and positive after a vacation.

America’s obsession with productivity might be changing: One-in-four took time off but didn’t travel away from home in 2021 and nearly a third plan to do the same in 2022.

Companies remain supportive for the most part: On average, Americans used three vacation days to take care of a sick family member or run errands (such as going to a doctor’s appointment). 

People are slowly but surely adapting to the new normal: While 61% cancelled their vacations due to Covid-19 in 2020, less than half cancelled their vacations in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Staying glued to work: Even though most Americans enjoy feeling unproductive during vacations, half still brought their work laptops and 41% frequently joined Zoom calls. Further, half spent vacation time doing a “side hustle.”

Save the hustle for Monday: Or Tuesday, or whenever you come back from vacation. Work will still be there when you come back – make that a tomorrow problem.

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