It's a known fact that in order to have a proper work-life balance, one needs to take vacations from time to time. However, a recent study found that India happens to be the most vacation deprived country in the world as of now, and has ended up being ranked behind Japan, Italy, Australia and New Zealand in this regard. As per reports, nearly 75% of Indians feel vacation deprived.
“We have seen an increase in support from Indian employers to take vacations. However, employees still do not avail their full vacation days because of reasons like missing out on important work decisions, fear of being seen less committed or finding it difficult to coordinate time with their travel companion. Our study also reflects that 18% of Indians feel that those who are successful at their job don’t take vacation days,” said a researcher.
Apart from this, there's also a guilt factor. India ranked third in the list of countries where workers said they felt too guilty to take any leaves. Most people also end up saving their leaves to take a long vacation in between. And while it may be great to take a long vacation, it is also important to remember that small gaps in between are necessary for your mental and physical health.