Time off from work is good for your productivity

Overcoming your time of anxiety

Small business ownership has its drawbacks. Sometimes, you may feel as though you’re the only pillar holding everything – and everyone - in place.

Although, to some extent, this is true (after all, you are the one in charge!), it’s also important to realize that taking paid time off won’t cause chaos. In fact, if you’ve hired the right people, you’ll find that business without you will run just as smoothly. Happy, productive employees appreciate your trust and are always willing to help where they can.

Benefits of time off from work

We strongly believe that work shouldn’t be your life. Having time to relax and recuperate is necessary for your mental wellbeing and productivity.

But, don’t just take our word for it. Here are some facts to consider:

  • For every ten hours of leave you take, your performance ratings improve by up to eight percent.

  • Working too hard can be damaging for your wellbeing and cause inferior work outcomes.

  • Staring at an image of natural scenery for 40 or more seconds can put your mind into a more relaxed state, helping you with cognitive tasks. Imagine what experiencing nature first-hand can do!

  • People who don’t go on holiday regularly are more likely to have higher blood pressure and increased levels of stress.

  • Burnt out? Taking a four-day long holiday can have a positive effect on your well-being and stress levels for as long as 45 days.