Why taking a vacation is good for you
It's true! Taking a vacation is good for your health and state of mind. Why am I bringing this up now? Could it be that I am going on vacation and I don't want you to wonder about why I haven't posted on my blog for a while? You got it.
But, seriously, getting away from the stress of work and routine is good for us. And it's all very scientific. Here's why:
How, How, How?
I know what you're thinking — you're thinking "I can't possibly get away. They need me!" I am not telling you to drop everything, hop on a plane and leave your co-workers and team members holding the bag. You gotta have a plan.
Schedule your time off well in advance. Make sure everyone who needs to know is informed. Train someone for specific tasks if necessary. Prioritize your obligations and finish whatever needs to be finished before you leave. You can do this!
But, whatever you do, don't plan to work during vacation. A quick check of emails and availability if there's an emergency is one thing. But telling yourself "I'll just work on this project a little" is not a vacation. You won't reap the benefits you would if you let everything go and just have fun.
OK, hope everyone has a great couple of weeks. And while you're at it, start planning your next vacation now. Or else.