Vacations have a very important role to play. They allow us to move away from the many, excruciating, everyday business problems and allow our body to get rid of some of the stress, the anxiety and tension.
Vacations can help you relax, renew, heal mentally and physically and recover your strength in order to reach your goals.
Nowadays the number of people who go on holiday to relax but actually remain connected and engaged with the everyday problems and stress of their work is increasing.
Cell phones, computers, the internet and other communication tools are available, allowing constant contact with the workplace. The result is very bad for both physical and psychological health, but also for the rest of the family.
A significant number of people tend to take their work with them on their holidays. If the employee or manager who is resting is involved in addressing the problems of the work on holiday, then the positive health effects that come from vacation will vanish.
There are no magic solutions to solve the problem. If you must work on your vacation and you cannot do otherwise, it is good to set some limits. Pick a time each day and do what you should do only at this time. During the rest of the day just relax and unwind.
Tell your colleagues what you intend to do and what hours and what you will be available on your vacation. They need to know what they can expect from you. Stick to those limits in order not to waste the rest of your precious free time. Let your family know. Tell them that while you will be together during the holidays, you have to work for a short period of time each day.
Promise that you will not let your job to significantly affect your holiday. Follow your promise, relaxing with your family for the rest of your free time.