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How to unplug while on vacation

Unplug on vacationDefinition of a vacation: An extended period of recreation spent away from home when no work is done.

Imagine you’re reclining on a beach, feeling the heat of the sun on your skin and basking in the glory of another perfect day. You can feel yourself finally letting go of your work-related stresses. And then suddenly you hear a ping on a device somewhere in the distance.

In that moment, the relaxation of your vacation is shattered.

As if awakened from a dream, you are transported back to your To Do list, to your clients and to the never-ending pull of work.

How do you escape the grind of work so you can focus on relaxing? Perhaps the real question is, why is this so difficult?

It doesn’t have to be a struggle. There is an easier way to allow yourself to escape the pressures of work. Here’s how you can successfully and confidently disconnect from work while on vacation. [Read more…]

An easy way to keep work away from your holiday

The warm weather has finally arrived for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Chances are you’ve got at least one trip planned so you can kick back and relax.

The key word being relax.

If you’re the type of person who checks work emails while you’re supposed to be on holiday heres a quick and easy way to avoid falling into that trap.

While you may be tempted to keep your phone in your pocket, ever-ready in case of a work emergency, resist that temptation.

In this video I’ll show you how doing one little thing will keep those pesky work emails at bay.

Twitter logo All work and no play is not good for the soul. Felix Sabates

Are you ready to take this week’s Shortcut? Commit to it in the comments below, schedule it in your calendar, and make it happen. I’d love to hear how you prepare for your vacation.