It’s no secret. We need more vacation time in our lives. A large percentage of American citizens leave vacation days on the table for a variety of reasons. One of the largest reasons being vacation guilt.
Dubbed “guilty vacation syndrome,” it affects a large number of Americans. Symptoms include: canceling or delaying trips because of guilt and indecisiveness. Maybe you feel like you should take a vacation, but the “vacation-shaming” going on in your office is too much to bare.
In a 2016 study, 59 percent of Millennials said that they felt shame and vacation guilt when considering taking time off from work for a getaway. Forty-one percent of those over the age of 35 felt some guilty vacation syndrome symptoms.
Forty-seven percent of all workers that were surveyed admitted they felt guilt or shame from their workplace to take time off for a vacation. And 42 percent of those think their coworkers are genuinely shaming them. The 47 percent of those surveyed have said they feel the need to justify why they are using their vacation days to their employer.
Those working full time are all at risk. Americans already take fewer vacations than any other region of the world. Some go years without taking a break to travel, getaway, and rejuvenate.
Think about this: do you feel bad not working on Christmas Day? What about Thanksgiving? Do you ever feel vacation guilt for enjoying a getaway on a Memorial Day Weekend? The guess is no, because these are normalized holidays that are seen as annual traditions. Why not think about your annual vacation the same way?
If you’re considering buying a timeshare, it could be the perfect solution to ridding yourself of vacation guilt.
Timeshares ensure you can enjoy a week long vacation each and every year. Whether you buy a fixed week to set your vacation time in stone, or purchase a floating week or a points based ownership for more flexibility, you are able to commit yourself to taking a vacation. It will be something you are already paying for and what to use. Not to mention, taking vacations is necessary to your well-being, not an unattainable luxury. And with timeshare resales, you’ll save thousands on your purchase price, making it even easier to justify the purchase and invest in your vacation time.
Make your vacation a priority, and let us help you get there! Contact us today by calling 1-877-815-4227 and kiss vacation guilt goodbye.