Time off from work. We all love it and look forward to it. Sometimes we spend time off on family events, and sometimes we plan to get away and do something we do not get the chance to do normally.
My company offers a generous policy, and as a long-term employee I get plenty of time off. Some I use to get things done around the house, some to visit family, but this last week was a combination of working around the house, just taking it easy and reading or watching movies a couple of rainy days, and getting away with my wife of 22 years to celebrate our anniversary.
I used to cash-in some vacation, but now I plan to use it all. Here are the big reasons why.
- To be my best at work, I need to get work out of my thinking space once in a while.
- To be my best for my family, I need to dedicate time to them. No work email. No phone calls.
- To be my best for me, I need to keep my exercise routine, and time off gives me a great opportunity to get to my routine back.
- Getting completely away from my normal environment is very freeing.
- It’s great to get paid without even thinking about work!
All things considered, a well-rested and clearer thinking employee is likely to make better decisions regarding his personal safety as well.
Is vacation just time away from work for you? Or do you use it as a way to re-boot and start fresh?
Let’s be careful out there!
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