Friday, March 29, 2013

Taking Time Away From Work is Important!

By: Guest Blogger Karen Wade, assistant vice president, Human Resources

Some of you may know that Neil is on vacation this week and in his absence, I’m guest blogging. Seeing as Neil has taken paid time off (PTO), I thought it appropriate to write more about the importance of taking time away from work.

Each year, as benefits-eligible associates, we’re all given a specific amount of time to take away from work for personal and family matters. Don’t forget, it’s also beneficial to our health and well being that we escape work sometimes.

By taking time away from work, we give ourselves a chance to relax and recharge. And when we recharge, we’re ready to take on work when it’s time to be back. It makes us more efficient, less stressed and calmer to take on complicated projects.

Next summer, my husband and I would like to take one of my dream vacations and stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Our daughter graduates from the eighth grade and we’ll be celebrating this achievement. Planning time off for a vacation like this will be exciting and something for me and my family to look forward to!

So, whether it’s a beach vacation or a “staycation,” make sure to plan time for yourself, your family and friends.

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