Princess Cruises Report Shows Need for Americans to Relax
According to Princess Cruises sixth annual Relaxation Report, stress triggers are on the rise for Americans with nearly a one-third of people who get stressed at just the thought of relaxing, up from 28 percent in 2014. Further, 42 percent of Americans frequently feel guilty about relaxing.
And when we take vacation, the outlook is bleak. More than half (54%) of Americans spend their vacation days dealing with personal obligations such as family emergencies, doctor's or dentist's appointments, and sick days for their children or loved ones rather than actually vacationing.
Project: Time Off's State of American Vacation 2017 report aligns with Princess Cruises' Jan Swartz had to say, "We aren’t giving ourselves permission to truly let go and relax, and whether that’s because of the demands on our intense lives or our own guilt, this is an unsustainable trend that can have a genuinely adverse impact on our society as a whole." Our work martyr tendencies need to be come a thing of the past if we're truly ever going to relax.