Taking breaks from working life is very important, according to the results of a survey undertaken by Guardian.co.uk.
It asked readers from around the world to share their thoughts on taking holidays away from work and while the results did vary, for most, taking vacations seemed to be very important.
For example, Cambodian resident Nick Kellingley explained that taking holidays can make for increased productivity at work; thereby actually benefiting employers. "I'm a firm believer that you're productive when you're rested," he said, echoing the sentiments of fellow holiday-lover, Niels Christensen from Denmark.
"When you work hard and many hours, you have to take days off to relax and of course to be with your family," he said. "I wonder how people can live without holidays."
Another respondent to the survey was Dierdre, from the UK, who said her teaching job puts her under so much pressure that holidays are really precious. She really needs the time to relax, be it on holidays to Jordan and Petra, or on a beach somewhere in Spain. Likewise, Artur from Poland believes that we need to make the most of life; taking vacations to spend time with loved ones.
The results, also cited by onenewspage.co.uk, found that there were some who feel they may be resented at work for taking holiday, but that still recognised it is important in terms of giving workers a boost. For some, having vacation time allows them to indulge their individual passions - something which Hunter, from the USA, empathises with.
"Most people are not lucky enough to be working in a profession that is their passion - it's something you have to do to earn money to live - so having sufficient time outside of work is important," he proclaimed.