t the end of last year more than 19 million days of annual leave were lost by UK employees according to Workplace Insights. So why are we not taking the time that we need?
Firstly, there is the great annual leave myth that in order to make the most of your days off you need to be packing a bag and jumping on a plane to somewhere new. Arguably, in the wake of the staycation boom, packing a bag and jumping on a train may be the more popular choice, but have you considered keeping the bags unpacked and soaking in the joys of staying put?
Another reason tends to be that a lot of us just don’t think we can. What if I miss that email? What if major changes happen whilst I am off? What if…? The point is, those things probably will happen, but it really isn't going to be that big of a deal. You will get back to where you need to be probably within hours of returning and the thing is, work is always going to be there…you don’t always have to be.