Skip the Working Vacations!!
It is time to just say ‘No’ to all working vacations. I get it! This is hard to do for entrepreneurs to do. I’ve struggled for years in trying to make this happen and finally realized the importance of unplugging from work and technology after my health took a hit.
Holidays are supposed to function as the optimal reset switch, helping you recharge your batteries so you can resume work with a rejuvenated aim. Nevertheless, even while you're resting in a hammock on the beach drinking a margarita, provided you're also occupied checking emails on your gadget you aren't actually getting the vacation time you need and deserve. Without a definite seclusion between work time and leisure time, your getaway may possibly feel significantly less like a getaway than merely the subsequent business vacation. In addition, spending your time checking emails, working on projects or dealing with the everyday stress of work doesn't just do harm to your own revitalization and health; it can be draining for your family and friends as well.
If you really need a break and your work doesn't allow you to disconnect, what do you do? Thankfully, there are ways to unplug from work to get the relaxation time you need. All it takes is some careful planning, a few tech tricks, and a little determination and self-discipline.
In an ideal world, you’d work-proof your devices and online activities so that you could use the phone, computer or internet without coming into contact with any work-related issues.
Try following these five tips to help you completely unplug on vacation without hurting your work performance:
Timing Is Key
Pick a time that won't compromise the success of current projects. A holiday might not be placed on your radar 6 months ahead of time, however starting out earlier might guarantee that your work operates seamlessly while you're experiencing some "me time.”
Creating a Work Plan Before Vacation
Before I begin planning my perfect getaway, I do my best to create a work plan, checklists, and organize my calendar in order not to leave any stone unturned before the trip. I notify all my clients at least a few months in advance so they can plan accordingly and make sure all assistance are available to take care of everything while I’m gone.
Take some time to plan and organize your work projects so everything is completed or taken care of before you are gone. After all, your vacation should be what it ought to be. A vacation, not a work-a-tion. ...continue reading