Summer is here and if you are interested in keeping on top of things you need to take a proper holiday. Not just a few days off, but a proper long week. At least. And I am not talking about a ‘working holiday’, where you might go away somewhere nice but you are constantly checking in on all the goings-on in the office.
No, you need to delegate, outsource and avail of tools like an e-mail responder. I would also recommend changing your voicemail message to keep everyone informed of your well deserved holiday. And then you need to switch off.
The great news is that if you manage to forget about your to-do list, Brexit and outstanding invoices for a solid week you will perform much better at work on your return. Holidays are proven to reduce stress, lessen the odds of heart disease, decrease or eliminate depressive tendencies. You will come back energized, more productive and with a strong focus. Your holiday will increase your physical and mental well-being and it will give you a wonderful, new perspective to view the various issues your business might be facing.
So, here’s wishing you a great holiday and I look forward to seeing you with renewed energy on your return.
On holiday from 31 July to 11 August 2017.