Be more productive. Go on vacation.

"...time off is an important component of hardcore achievement and productivity." — Darren Hardy

Self-improvement coach Darren Hardy wrote recently an interesting post about how important it is to go on vacation to improve your productivity:

How does America regain its supremacy in the productive world? How do you improve your personal productivity?

ANSWER: Go on vacation.

438 million. That is the number of vacation days American’s failed to take in 2007 according to Harris Interactive research group. More than any other industrialized nation.

Here is the result: America ranks #1 in depression and mental health problems. Americans are experiencing burnout, reduced productivity, diminished creativity, failed relationships, stress or stress-related ailments such as depression, heart disease or stomach ulcers in record levels.

It reminded me of this quote I read somewhere:

"When I am … traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly." — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Check out the full post here:  Workaholics Anonymous—A 12-Step Program of Recovery and Personal Transformation (Step 11)