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They're Always In Countdown Time
The best part about vacation may be...the anticipation. Research finds that the weeks leading up to a break yield even more bliss than the afterglow of one. This may explain why your happiest colleagues plan miniholidays every three to four months (instead of, say, one long vacation in August) giving themselves more escapes to look forward to throughout the year. By vacationing at regular intervals, they also stop the stress cycle more frequently, making them more resilient. Bonus: Three-day breaks dont leave your seat vacant for long, a plus given that worry about workplace insecurity is a big reason why Americans left an average of four—out of 14—vacation days unused last year.