Compared to (say) the US, Australians get a reasonably generous allocation of annual leave. However, it seems many of us aren't taking them because we feel too pressured by work commitments.
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In a survey of 2,000 Australians by hotel chain Best Western which asked why respondents needed a holiday, 42% said they hadn't been able to take one because of "work commitments and stress". 13.6% said family commitments had blocked them from taking a break, and 8.6% said they didn't have enough money for a holiday.
In the first two cases, a reassessment of priorities might be in order. In the case of a lack of funds, a staycation would be one possibility.
What's blocking you from taking regular breaks? Tell us in the comments.