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One Quarter of British Workers Say They’re 'Too Anxious' to Take Vacation

Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most workers look forward to time off from their job, but a new survey reveals that isn’t the case for many British employees.

Two separate online surveys involving a total of 7,187 UK adults commissioned by finds 25 percent don’t take all the vacation days they’re entitled to because they’re too anxious to take time off.  Six percent of those surveyed had seven vacation days or more left unused.

Additional findings:

  • Of those who do take their vacation time, 20 percent admit returning to work more anxious than before they left.
  • 45 percent of respondents viewed their annual vacation time as vital to their mental and physical health.
  • 80 percent of those polled said they start to relax almost immediately after arriving at their vacation destination, but seven percent said it takes them up to five days.  Six percent said they never felt fully relaxed on vacation.

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