The whole point of taking time off is to achieve the calm, happy, and energized state of mind that make us most productive and effective both while we’re away and when we’re back in the office. Headspace Inc.
Prepping for a vacation — figuring out whether to, delegate, delay, or drop work.
You should transition slowly, allowing your mind and body to get used to the change, particularly if your prep time was very stressful.
Disconnect: Stop checking emails, calls, and texts, allowing only emergency information.
Be present: Appreciate each moment.
Take care of yourself: Eat nutritious food, exercise, and sleep.
Have fun: Ensure that laughter and smiles are part of your daily routine.
Focus on: What really matters right now.
Your state of mind during vacation determines the quality of and benefits you get. Make sure to stay calm, happy, and energized through your preparation, your transition and, finally, your well-deserved holiday. With restorative time off, you’re more likely to feel refreshed and ready to be productive when you return to work.
Me and my family, wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!