Using Your PTO

By Cyprus Credit Union | Jul 15, 2021 8:08:00 AM

You’ve been accumulating that paid time off for a while, but haven’t actually put it to good use yet. Did you know that taking time off can actually make you a better employee and improve your overall well-being? Here are three reasons why taking that long-needed vacation may be a good idea.

Time to Reset

An effective method of increasing your productivity is to take breaks throughout the day. Just fifteen minutes gives you the chance to take a step back from your work and reset your brain. Imagine what taking a few days away could do!

Find a Balance

It’s sometimes hard to balance your home and work life. People often find themselves ‘bringing the office’ home with them. Take some time off and let everyone in your office know that unless it’s an extreme emergency, you will not be answering emails or taking calls. Remember to set up that out-of-office email and leave a point of contact to handle the day-to-day while you’re gone.

De-Stress & Relax

Work can be stressful, even if you love your job. Sometimes, the most simple and mundane of tasks can feel difficult when you’re already on the edge. Pushing yourself to work without the occasional break is just asking for trouble down the line.

Topics: vacation, reducing stress, pto, paid time off, break