It’s time for a vacation! Many say it as a joke between coworkers, yet there’s also some truth behind the statement: “I need a vacation.”
Did you know taking vacations can make you MORE productive?
As long as you follow a few best practices, a break from work can improve your performance before AND after you leave.
Here are some simple steps to follow:
1. Block out vacation time well in-advance in your calendar.
2. Move your processing time and extend the length.
3. Schedule a buffer day before AND after your break.
4. Bring an approved gathering point, like a notebook, with you.
When you prepare months or even years in advance, you’ll have more time to prepare for the vacation. You can move tasks around, giving you plenty of space to process and catch up on work around your trip, which helps eliminate “vacation-induced stress.”
You’ll be motivated prior to leaving and stay focused on clearing your desk. Then, when you return, you’ll be rested and ready to jump back in with a renewed focus and optimal productivity!
So, when’s your next vacation? Where are you going or what do you plan to do during your break? I’d love to hear about it!