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.