After having shared your vacation schedule with all the teams you are in contact with at work it is time to move on to step 3.
Prioritize your tasks before you leave the office.
Do Less' author Kate Northup nails it with three questions you need to ask yourself as you contemplate your workload and your time off.
Is this task a must-do? Is it truly essential that I do it all?
Am I the only one who could perform that task? Or can I ask someone else to help me with it?
Maybe I can do it when I come back?
Answering these questions will help you decide what you absolutely need to do prior to your vacation ( thus making sure you do not stress about it when you are supposed to be out of the office enjoying yourself). It will help zero in on what needs to be handled by someone else and what needs to be handled when you are back. When this is established, you can leave with peace of mind and return with peace of mind. You will be more likely to truly focus on delighting in your vacation, enhancing your well-being, rather than worrying about your phone, emails, etc.
Let me know what you think of this third step in the comments! And feel free to contribute to this post as it is always interesting to exchange on such matters! And look for my final post for Step 4!
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