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Vacations should be relaxing. They are one of the best ways to decompress and get away from a hectic and busy life. However, many of us have a difficult time disconnecting from work and the other things in our lives that we really should leave behind when we leave for vacation.
“Vacations are for unplugging: we all need to escape the daily grind from time to time, after all. But that doesn’t have to mean unplugging from the entire internet. In fact, you may have a more enjoyable and meaningful vacation by staying connected – as long as you’re staying connected to fun, friends, and family, rather than to work,” says Alexandra Samuel on Harvard Business Review.
“That takes a combination of planning, tech tricks, and self-discipline. In an ideal world, you’d work-proof your devices and online activities so that you could use the phone, computer or internet without coming into contact with any work-related stuff,” she adds.
We all know getting away from work and other life stresses is easier said than done. Here are some tips to help you disconnect completely (or somewhat) so that you can recharge your body’s battery and enjoy your vacation to the fullest:
Following this advice will help you to better control the temptation to revert to work mode when you should be doing other things, such as enjoying your much-needed vacation.