Many professionals wait for the summer to enjoy their annual vacations. Some spend them with family at their place of residence, while others travel seeking to discover new places, join extended family, or just relax and have a good time.

It is no secret that the benefits of annual leave and its positive effects in terms of eliminating chronic stress resulting from work pressures, increasing familiarity and positive interaction between family members, as well as rest and rejuvenation in preparation for starting a new round of work and productivity.

Through following up with many colleagues, and from experience, there are several benefits that can be gained from annual leave other than the well-known ones that we have just mentioned.

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