"To restore focus and willpower, you need to give your brain regular recovery time by immersing yourself in natural environments. Nature is restorative in its ability to catch your attention in a passive manner, stopping you from draining your brain, and allowing the energy supply to recover. It’s like recharging your battery."

And research shows that three Fridays off, in a row, is not equal to three days off in a row...
We need consecutive rest and relaxation - a change of venue and perspective.
Leaving accumulated PTO, unused, is a sign of imbalance and poor priorities.