In our culture of overworking, taking time off to improve our standing in the workplace seems counterintuitive.

We’ve all seen articles on our newsfeeds about the extreme morning routines of successful people—the go-getter regimens that make the rest of us feel like we aren’t doing enough to stay ahead. But in all my years of working, I’ve learned a thing or two about increasing productivity—and it doesn’t involve waking up at 4 a.m. and diving into emails.

It’s simple: take a vacation.

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