How to prepare for your vacation to maintain productivity

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When is your next vacation?

If you don’t have an answer, it may be time to schedule one. If you’re worried about getting behind on work, then a vacation is even MORE important, not less.

Here are a few quick tips to get the most out of your vacation, while still remaining on schedule at work:

  1. Block time off for a vacation in advance on your calendar.
  2. Schedule processing time for the day before AND after your vacation.
  3. Schedule power-down time before the vacation and power-up time upon your return.
  4. Pack a gathering point, like a notebook, to bring with you. You’ll be able to jot down any thoughts and free your mind from worries.

I explain all of the above steps in more detail in my course, Balancing Work and Life, on LinkedIn Learning.

Are you ready to schedule that vacation?

Dave’s course, Balancing Work and Life, can be found on LinkedIn Learning at