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Winning With Women Wednesday – Vacation Time Use It or You May Just Lose It!

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WinningWithWomen Use It or Lose It Vacation Time

Today, is Winning with Women Wednesday and MILSPRAY’s Logistics & Contracting Manager, Courtney McBride would like to share with you her views on using vacation time as a way to keep a healthy balance between work and life, and can be used as a safety to prevent burnout.

To begin with, my career is incredibly important to me, which is why at times I find it extremely difficult to schedule time to step away from my office and take time off. Since my career is of such high importance, I often feel the desire to always want to be here in order to stay on top of things.

However, I know that I am not alone and many professionals can even encounter, “burnout”. Burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. Some professionals have stated that this is when tasks begin to feel as if they are never-ending and even the slightest request seems like it is an impossible feat. If this is occurring to you this is when you need be aware of your current state of mind and begin looking to schedule vacation time as soon as possible.

If you avoid the mental and physical cues it can really begin to weigh down your positive attitude towards your role and affect your colleagues at work.

Here are 5 signs that could mean you are on the road to burnout, if:

  • Every day is a bad day.
  • Caring about your work or home life seems like a waste of energy.
  • You’re exhausted all the time.
  • The majority of your day is spent on tasks you find either dull or overwhelming.
  • You feel like anything you do is neither appreciated nor is it making a difference.

Here are 5 reasons you should use your vacation time off, it:

  • Promotes a healthier lifestyle
  • Increases productivity
  • Creates closer family relationships
  • Allows for new perspectives to evolve
  • Lowers the chance of burnout

Just remember, you should be able to wake up every morning and look forward to your day, rather than waking up every morning and dreading what you are about to walk into.  Use your time off to enjoy your hobbies, spend time with family/friends and just relax, so you can let go of the stresses of work that can wear you down and be ready to go when your vacation time has come to an end.

For some fun here’s a video to view from MasterCard with a message from (Kids reminding their parents to take their vacation days.) To view the video: Click Here


Courtney McBride HS 1 FinalMILSPRAY’s Logistics & Contracting Manager is Courtney McBride. McBride is the longest tenured employee at MILSPRAY and soon she will be celebrating 10 years with the organization. She previously has worked various roles in the organization from: an administrative assistant, to being a shop technician, and assisting as an order fulfillment technician. All of these roles have shown how McBride truly is a Jane of all trades.

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