Does your family get pissed off when you talk about work during vacation/holiday? Do you feel stressed out during vacation also?
Lot of us have trouble leaving work behind and ignore the real meaning of word VACATION. Vacation is a chance to recover and get relieved from stress.
Going forward keep few points in mind before planning for any trip.
1. Plan ahead:
Before going for trips, plan for it before hand. Segregate all important issues and information in place. Keep a backup for you to handle your task in your absence and provide all details to backup person. Setup automatic emails, voice emails etc.
2. Take a break:
Keep your self away from any technology like keeping away from smartphone, turning off the call or message notifications.
3. Stay in moment:
Be and live the moment. Stay engaged with present and enjoy vacation to its fullest. Try not to bring back work place memories and concentrate on holidays rather than work.
4. Establish no-contact zone:
Define your accessibility during vacation. Let your colleagues know about your email and voice mail accessibility. People should know that you may not respond.