This December, I'm dedicating my blogs to the sometimes prickly issues associated with the holiday season at work. In my first post, you got a few ideas about workplace gift giving. In the second, I gave some suggestions about making the most of the holiday party. Finally, in this post, I'll give you some things to think about as you turn off your phone and head off for some rest over the holidays.
Taking a real break from work is easier said than done. Maybe the interruptions are inflicted on you because you're pretty important to your organization and they struggle to cope without you. Or maybe they are self-inflicted because you get email withdrawal as you go from 60mph to 0 in no time flat.
For whatever reason, you might be considering checking your phone throughout the day over the holidays. Here are some cautions, tips, and things to think about.
I'm not great at turning off either. It takes me a few days to decompress, but by the end of my vacation, I am not even sure where my phone is. I am always rewarded with magical moments with my family and a new wellspring of ideas for work.
This holiday season, gift yourself the gift of some time turned off.