March 31st was the very first Vacation Commitment Day and there is now an official Take Back Your Time initiative.
The initiative was launched to change the culture around paid vacation in America by fostering corporate support in encouraging employees to take their earned time off. This is coupled with recent research conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University that finds that spending money on experiences NOT things makes you happier.
Gilovich’s research speaks of individuals maximizing their “happiness return” on their financial investments, for employers who want to have a happier workforce, and policy-makers who want to have a happy citizenry.
When we go on vacation everyone wins so go, explore and invest in your happiness.
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