Here in .ME, we understand the fleeting concept of work-life balance – many strive for it, few achieve it.
That is why, on March 16, 2016, we are once again inviting people across the globe to reclaim their personal time in celebration of the second annual ME Day: a day to indulge, nourish and develop personal passions and skills.
According to a 2014 study, Americans collectively forfeit around $65.6 billion in time off benefits, equaling roughly $748 yearly in lost benefits per employee (click to tweet). More eye-opening are the negative health consequences related to overwork. Another study showed workers who skip vacation for five consecutive years are 30 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack.
On the flip side, studies show taking a vacation increases work performance by 80 percent (click to tweet), and Project Time Off found that 74 percent of employees who took vacation days reported being extremely or very happy with their personal relationships.
As work and stress pile up in our lives, the activities that are truly important to us get pushed to the back of our minds and to-do lists. ME Day is a celebration of our personal achievements and an opportunity to reclaim time for ourselves. Domain.ME is proud to lead the charge. – Predrag Lesic, CEO of Domain.ME
The second annual ME Day is a social movement that invites everyone – from entrepreneurs and young professionals to busy moms and dads – to re-connect with those things that really matter in life. While there’s no physical location for the celebration, we encourage you to embrace the day however and wherever you see fit – whether that’s reading a book, taking a day trip, visiting a spa, gardening, volunteering or simply recharging at home.
In the infographic below, you can see the impact of American stress levels, vacation time and ways to reclaim “ME” time. So join us in the conversation and share how you’re spending your #MEday!