The Average American Works More Than A Medieval Peasant

The average American takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant, with many American workers working through vacation, Business Insider reports.

During periods of high wages, such as 14th-century England, peasants worked no more than 150 days a year.

Overworking can lead to depression, deteriorating health, and reduced productivity, according to Dr. John Huber.

Dr. Huber is the chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues.

Dr. Huber frequently checks in with CollegHipHop to talk about mental health.

While work is important, taking a vacation is just as vital to your well-being too.

 


Traveling Reduces Stress

While packing your bags or coordinating flights can be a bit of a hassle, traveling has been scientifically proven to dramatically lower stress levels in all other aspects.

It Helps Improve Your Mental Clarity

Visiting somewhere where you feel excited and nervous at the same time can help you sharpen up mentally and emotionally.

Traveling Lowers Risk Of Depression

Millions of people struggle with depression on a regular basis, and it’s not uncommon for doctors to overprescribe medication for depression.

It Can Positively Change Your Personality

As mentioned earlier, traveling to unknown territory can often push you out of your comfort zone. Travel forces you to be more open, to ask questions, and to socialize with others.