Feeling the need to recharge and embrace vacation like you haven’t in a while?
My most recent Inman article offers some tips on how to let go and dive into vacation with abandon so that you feel refreshed and energized afterwards.
“Summer is here, and it’s vacation or bust. The last thing I want right now is to go on vacation and come back feeling like I need a vacation.
So, how do we unwind and return feeling rejuvenated? Relaxation is key. Relaxing looks and feels different for everyone. Here are five tips to help you set yourself up for a relaxing vacation.
Leave work at work
Have a solid plan around how your business will be cared for in your absence. Prioritize this by designating time slots in your schedule well before your vacation to create a plan. Have a backup plan if possible.
Set expectations well in advance with clients and coworkers that you will be away and unavailable. Let them know in confidence who will be taking care of them.
Embrace the “Out of the Office” tool for email and change your voicemail to reflect your time off.
Turn off the devices. Leave your computer at home. Silence your phone as much as possible.
If you absolutely have to attend to work while on vacation, designate a specific time in the day to do so. Morning works best for me so that I can mentally let go for the day.
Setting boundaries is challenging for most of us, but it is non-negotiable in order to unplug and relax.”