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Did you know that the majority of U.S. workers don’t take all of their vacation time?  For this reasons, American employees experience stress and burnout in astounding numbers. And this is especially true in the high-stress medical industry. Not only is it essential that you take time off from work to rest and recharge, but you should also know the best ways to recharge when you do. So why is vacation time so important? Check out these reasons to take time off work to learn more.

Traveling expands your horizons

A good part of your medical career comes down to how you interact with a diverse array of people. Traveling can give you much needed time away, but also help you better other stand other cultures and environments. Whether you travel to another region of the U.S. or to another country, you’ll find yourself interacting with different aspects of culture. That’s a good thing. The more you have these experiences, the better you’ll be when encountering new workplace experiences.

Focus on a staycation

Traveling extensively may not be possible with your budget or situation, but there are plenty of things you can do right in your own town. If you’re constantly busy with work and family obligations, you might miss out on new and exciting things happening right where you live. Take time off and challenge yourself attend an event, go to a museum, or try new restaurants in your own town.

Take time to learn

A vacation doesn’t just have to be sitting on the beach or drinking at the bar. You can use this time to learn something new. For instance, simply take time off to read some career-improvement books. Or take a 2-day seminar to learn something you haven’t had time to focus on. Learn a new language or the history of your very own town.

Cultivate relationships with friends and family

You’re busy. Your family is busy. Your friends are busy. But connecting with them is important to your mental and physical health. Take your vacation time as a way to slow down and reconnect with the people you care about. Use a family vacation as a way to explore new things together. Or take some time to visit a friend in another city that you don’t get to see very often.

About Fortus Healthcare Resources

With more than 30 experienced recruiters, our team is dedicated to connecting medical professionals with outstanding employers. Healthcare facilities rely on us to provide physicians, nurses and other medical professionals for short-term, long term and permanent vacancies.

Looking to advance your medical career? View our available jobs or contact our team for additional support with a job search.

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