A psychologist explains why people shouldn’t feel guilty taking time off from work during the pandemic
While the boundaries between work and life are blurrier than ever, many are realizing that their busiest days are still disguised as “leisure time” because they’re working from the comfort of their homes. This new work-life balance, or lack thereof, is causing some employees to be hesitant to cash in on their hard-earned vacation days.
Yahoo Life Mental Health Contributor Jen Hartstein shares ways why taking time off is more vital than ever.
“We’re at this very weird time where work and life are blending all the time. And for many we feel like it’s not the right time to take time off,” she explains. “Maybe we aren’t going anywhere, we’re not traveling, so we kind of figure, ‘Why bother?’”
However, it’s important for us to take time off because “the more space we create, the better and more rejuvenated we come back to the office and to work,” she