ESCAPE WORK ON VACATION
With careful planning, you can avoid job-related stress.
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One-fifth of the respondents feel tense or stressed while away and 28 percent of them work more than they planned to during their trips. Plus, the post-vacation benefits were fleeting: For most, they disappeared within a few days of returning to work.
Before you leave, make note of which tasks need to be covered (and who can take them over) and which can wait until you get back, he says, and make it clear how reachable you’ll be. On the trip, stick to your word: If you told everyone you’d check email once each morning, don’t feel the need to go online again in the afternoon. When you return, consider working from home for one day to help you catch up and ease back into your full schedule.
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