It’s vacation season. Now is the time to relax, spend time with family and have fun.
How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation:
1. Prepare and Create Lists:
Send reminders to our labmates, boss, coworkers, or other people that we need to notify because people generally forget when people have time off. You don’t want to receive work/school messages while on vacation so set your vacation away message for your email. Set a to-do list so when you get back you know what you have to work on. Now, you can enjoy all your vacation time and have things in order when you get back.
2. Switch Your Mind to Vacation Mode:
Leave all of your worries, frustrations, and stresses out of your mind for the time that you are on vacation. Have you ever been on a vacation with someone and all they talked about was how they are so stressed and dreading going back to work? Don’t let this person be you. Use your vacation as a time to temporarily forget life’s stresses. This is how to take a true vacation inside and out.
3. Leave Your Work at Home:
This is important, especially for my workaholics out there. The purpose of a vacation is to have time to relax, have fun and explore your vacation’s surroundings. If you are working you cannot enjoy your vacation to the maximum potential. Use your vacation time to completely escape from your work for a while. It will not hurt you. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you for it. (more…)