COLUMBUS, OH–(Marketwired – March 15, 2016) – Domain.ME, the leading provider of personal online domains, understands the fleeting concept of work-life balance: many strive for it, few achieve it. On March 16, 2016, Domain.ME is inviting people across the globe to reclaim their personal time in celebration of the second annual ME Day: a day to indulge, nourish and develop personal passions and skills.
According to a 2014 study, Americans collectively forfeit around $65.6 billion in time off benefits, equaling roughly $748 yearly in lost benefits per employee (click to tweet). More eye-opening are the negative health consequences related to overwork. Another study showed workers who skip vacation for five consecutive years are 30 percent more likely tosuffer a heart attack.
On the flip side, studies show taking a vacation increases work performance by 80 percent (click to tweet), and Project Time Off found that 74 percent of employees who took vacation days reported being extremely or very happy with their personal relationships.
“As work and stress pile up in our lives, the activities that are truly important to us get pushed to the back of our minds and to-do lists,” said Predrag Lesic, CEO of Domain.ME. “ME Day is a celebration of our personal achievements and an opportunity to reclaim time for ourselves. Domain.ME is proud to lead the charge.”
The second annual ME Day is a social movement that invites everyone — from entrepreneurs and young professionals to busy moms and dads — to re-connect with those things that really matter in life. While there’s no physical location for the celebration, Domain.ME encourages participants to embrace the day however and wherever they see fit — whether that’s reading a book, taking a day trip, visiting a spa, gardening, volunteering or simply recharging at home.
Social media users are encouraged to connect and share with each other using #MEDayacross social media channels.
Click here for an infographic on the impact of American stress levels, vacation time and ways to reclaim “ME” time.
About Domain.ME: Domain.ME is a leading provider of personal online domains. With more than 1 million domains currently registered worldwide, Domain.ME gives users the opportunity to manage their online identity, while standing out from the crowd. Online users can quickly and easily register for a .ME domain by visiting Domain.ME.
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Taylor Ray Orsbon