by Randall CraigFiled in: Blog, Make It Happen Tipsheet, Management, RetentionTagged as: Balance
When you go away on your vacation, are you really taking the time to recharge? Are you spending that promised time with your loved ones, creating those memories that you will cherish for years to come? Or are you spending your time checking emails, taking calls from the office, and stressing about your deadlines. If so, welcome to your Holiday Nocation.
The reasons for vacations are obvious: They help you recharge, reconnect with family and friends, and develop interests outside of the office. They put a jolt of “life” back into work-life balance. From an employer’s perspective, vacations are also important: upon return you will attack your responsibilities with a fresh perspective and new energy. And while you are away, others will pick up new skills covering for your absence.
If you insist on taking a Nocation, then none of this can happen. And while you might feel that spending your vacation doing work is the smart thing to do, in the long run it takes a toll on your career – and your health.
Turning your Nocation into a Vacation isn’t that hard:
While you might not be able to do everything on the list on such short notice, choose at least two. You’ve worked hard, and you’ve earned your vacation.
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