Over the course of our lives, Americans spend an average of 13.2 years working and just 328 days socializing.
These surprising statistics were revealed through research compiled by Book Outdoors, specialists in helping people plan and book outdoor adventures.
Explore the great outdoors to avoid business burnout
In the infographic Outdoor Exploration for All, Book Outdoors affirms the importance of going on vacation and getting outside, but despite the benefits, we spend too much time working and staring at screens.
The research shows that as much as 5.3 hours a week is spent at home checking business emails. 4 hours a week is spent scrolling on social media.
55% do not use all of their paid free time
According to the infographic, 28 million Americans are not getting paid vacation or paid vacation. For those who do, 55% of employees are not using all of their paid time off (PTO). The average number of PTO days for US private sector employees is ten. This compared to Finland, which offers an average of 30 paid vacation days per year.
The main reason employees are reluctant to take days off is for fear of appearing expendable at work. Other important reasons include a high workload and/or lack of coverage, inability to travel with pets, the stress of planning and travel logistics, concerns about safety and security, and the cost of taking vacations.
When Americans take vacation days, less than half is used for travel.
Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors
The infographic charts the benefits of being outside for just 20 minutes three days a week. Its benefits include reducing stress, improving memory, boosting cognitive function and improving overall well-being.
For employers, the infographic provides important insight into providing employees with adequate PTO and encouraging employees to not only take time off, but also get outside so they can reap the benefits to their well-being and cognitive benefits from outside to be. Failure to spend time on work commitments and screens can lead to burnout and tasks that are not performed to the best standards.
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