Here's how to adopt a more positive attitude about your job and feel motivated again.
I don't know about you, but I could sure use a holiday. And according to a recent study by Expedia.ca, so can many Canadians. In fact, more than half of the Canucks surveyed identified themselves as "vacation-deprived." The study says that although we get an average of 17 days off work each year, we use only 14.
What gives? While some can't afford to do anything with the time they've earned, others blame their schedules. (It's likely that vacationing simply isn't worth the stress for some folks.) The thing is, taking a break does wonders for your attitude and motivation.
The key to making it as easy as possible, says Jamie Gruman, an associate professor of organizational behaviour at Ontario's University of Guelph, is to "plan so you minimize stress while away: Schedule a flight outside of rush hour; book excursions before you leave home; and return a day early so you can catch up on laundry and grocery shopping."