VACATIONS: WHERE PRODUCTIVITY TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN
Vacation deprivation a health risk?
Vacations can be productive
Not everyone agrees, but things are changing
Vacations that leave you feeling more refreshed
Plan different types vacations – There are many different flavors of vacation. Ask yourself, what kind of vacation will give you the rest you need right now. A cruise? A cycling adventure? A prayer or meditation retreat?
Limit online activities – Bring an e-reader with only books on it. Bring an SLR camera to take photos to avoid incessant phone notifications. Set up an out-of-office reply on your email account. Check unread emails once a day or avoid checking emails altogether—whatever works best for you.
Avoid social media – Use apps like Glympse or Find My Friends to automate location notifications and avoid posting daily status updates. Consider meeting up with friends at your destination for some real face-time.
Get organized –Make a ‘must-do’ and ‘nice-to-do’ list of places you’d like to visit or explore. Use Google Maps to create custom walking tours. Snap photos of outfits you can wear on your trip, and include them in your packing list.