You are not the only person who finds it difficult to go on a vacation. Most people feel uncomfortable speaking about this problem because they are afraid of judgment.
‘How can it be difficult to go on a vacation?’.
Oh, boy, it can be.
The truth is that the world will go on without you. If you leave your job for a couple of days, nothing terrible will happen. Your job, family and other responsibilities are important, but you should take a break from time to time. That’s what you can do in order to relax on your well-deserved vacation:
Set a boundary
Before you go on a vacation, you should set a clear boundary with your office. Tell your boss and co-workers that you will not be able to answer their messages even in case of an emergency. If you are the most important person in the company, learn how to delegate tasks. It will allow you to take days off when you need them. Let’s be honest, answering your work emails during your vacation might kill your mood.
It can be difficult to turn off your phone (especially if you leave little children or old parents at home). Once again, you should learn how to delegate tasks to other people and relax. If you have a cell phone addiction, make sure not to take your charger with you. In case you have to stay connected because your family members need you, turn on your phone at a specific time but don’t carry it around.
Destress your life
You don’t have to think about your daily responsibilities during your vacation. There are a lot of activities that can help you destress your life and make you happy. For instance, you can meditate on the beach, get a massage, immerse yourself in a new culture, or go hiking.
If you feel guilty about using your vacation days, tell yourself that your mind needs a break in order to stay productive at work. Numerous studies have indicated that breaks can prevent ‘decision fatigue,’ restore motivation, and increase creativity.
So, write this down and finally tell your boss that you deserve to go on a vacation this year.
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