Do you ever get the feeling like you are a workaholic? You answer your forwarded phone at all hours of the night and never miss an opportunity to check your email. You find yourself taking on a larger work load but you’re getting less and less done. It is very easy to get stuck in a rut both personally and professionally as the human brain will normally fear change from its regular routine. It is important that you step away from your typical day-to-day activities and give yourself a rest. Just as the mind and body need sleep every night, they also need an extended break where you can divert your attention away from work. Today on Make-It-Safe Monday we will be covering the importance of taking a vacation.
By taking a week or two of vacation allows you to remove yourself from your situations that are troublesome. You will be able to view your world from another perspective and may be able to find solutions to problems that you have been too busy to address. This is a great time to spend with friends and family improving relationships that may have suffered due to your absence. Plan a vacation where you can focus on relaxing. Vacations filled with overly coordinated events or excursions can lead to even more stress. Find something that puts your mind at ease like reading a book, golfing, napping by the pool or getting a massage. If you need to stay in contact with work, schedule 30 minutes of the day to respond to emails or phone calls otherwise your laptop and phone should be out of sight and out of mind.
Remember that your well-being is just as important as your career. Take some personal time for yourself; your body and your family will be thanking you. Most importantly, if you missed an important phone call or were absent at a meeting it is not the end of the world. I can guarantee the sun will still come up tomorrow.
Thank you for your time and attention. Let’s make it safe this Monday
Sales Coordinator, Lift’n Buddy, a Southworth Company