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Get Creative with Vacation Time

Upgrading your ideas about time off

By Alison Weiss

Fall 2018

Most US workers did not take all their vacation last year, according to a LinkedIn study, and 70% of American vacationers stayed connected to work email while away. Vacation anxiety—the fear of falling behind—is a real thing, but you can combat it by upgrading your ideas about time off, says career and life coach Rosanne Callens. Read a leadership book, take a class, or learn a new skill so “you come back recharged and excited and even more productive, bringing new knowledge and experiences that you can share with coworkers,” she says. More at Your Workplace Guide to Summer Vacation.

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