Does it Have to Be a Working Vacation?
If you’re about to go on vacation and will have to do workduring it, first make sure there isn’t a way you could get the work donebeforehand so that you can enjoy your vacation in its entirety.
If you must take work, see if there’s a way that you coulddo it in the middle of your trip— all in one day— so that you can first relax abit, then do some work, but have time to relax at the very end.
The reason you want to try to stay away from work onvacation is because it already takes a day or two to uncouple from theworkplace (even if you work from home). You’re thinking about what didn’t getdone or what you’ll face when you get back.
It’s not until part way through the vacation that youuncouple from your “work thoughts” and get into “vacation thoughts”.
If you do work from home, it’s already difficult not tothink about work even after work hours, since your office is so close to you atall times.
That’s why your vacations are very special. You must try tounplug. That’s what makes you even better when you get back to work.
So while on vacation, work if you must, but do your best to…
—Handle whatyou can before you leave.
—Let someoneelse handle what comes up (which you’ll also do for them at a later time).
—Set yourvoicemail and e-mail messages to inform people that you will be gone.
—Make surethe above messages say who they can contact since you’re not there.
—Let peopleknow you’ll get back to them when you return.
Now, have a great vacation and RELAX!