If you're still answering emails or paying attention to other business-related tasks while on vacation, you're not really on vacation. You're not giving your brain the rest it needs.

And bringing all of your electronic devices with you isn't helping. The temptation to stay tethered to work is too great for most people. Not convinced you can entirely step away? Research shows that taking a completely tech-free vacation can increase mental clarity, improve concentration, and reduce stress. Surely that's worth leaving the laptop at home on your next trip.

The infographic below from Modis explains why entrepreneurs and their employees should completely unplug during vacation.

Published on: Aug 18, 2014