How to enjoy your holidays without thinking about work

Right now, I am feeling much better knowing that for 2 weeks I am going to be away on holidays, and I aim to make the most of this opportunity as have not done this since about 1994. Last week I have been stressed with work, trying to finish things and get myself organised. Most of it was really due to my own poor time management.

Some tips on how we can plan to enjoy a holiday without thinking about work:

You deserve this holiday :- Acknowledge that you have worked hard for this and deserve a holiday

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Set boundaries: Before you go on holiday, set clear boundaries with your colleagues, clients, and boss. Let them know that you won’t be available for work-related matters during your time off.

Delegate tasks: If you’re in a leadership position, delegate tasks to your team members before you leave. This will help ensure that everything is taken care of in your absence, and you won’t feel guilty about not being available.

Plan activities: Plan activities and outings that you enjoy doing to keep your mind occupied. Whether it’s hiking, sightseeing, or visiting museums, make sure that you have something to look forward to.

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Disconnect: Turn off your work phone and email notifications. You don’t have to completely disconnect, but try to limit your time checking your work messages.

Practice mindfulness: Focus on the present moment and enjoy the experience of being on holiday. Practice mindfulness techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to help clear your mind and reduce stress.

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Don’t over-schedule: Allow yourself some downtime during your holiday. It’s okay to relax and do nothing for a while. You don’t have to fill every moment with activities and sightseeing.

Set a work-free period: If you’re unable to completely disconnect from work during your holiday, set a specific time period each day to check in. For example, limit it to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening, and then focus on enjoying the rest of your day.

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