According to the results of a new survey, office workers need eight days away from work to completely unwind and de-stress. However, as many as one in ten workers haven’t had eight consecutive days off for three years.
Research shows that individuals aged between 25 and 34 find it most difficult to switch off from work mode while they are taking time off or on holiday.
67 percent of individuals report that worrying about work is the biggest holiday mood killer and say it causes them stress as well as putting extra pressure on relationships with partners and family members.
It was reported that 40 percent of people take their work laptops and smartphones with them on holiday checking their emails, voicemails and texts every day.
The report suggested that in order for individuals to completely relax, de-stress and unwind they need to have eight consecutive days off work. It was reported that the anxiety of missing work or what will need to be caught up on upon returning to work will have subsided.
Other research has shown that exercise such as yoga and swimming while away can all help to relieve stress and improve physical and emotional wellbeing.