We are worried about what we will miss. What decisions will be made without us…and maybe, just maybe, that we are not as indispensable as we like to think we are.
What if you could completely unplug and take the time you need to rest and recuperate? No emails, no text, and no Zoom conference calls. Just time to recharge your batteries so you come back fresh and ready to take on the world.
You can. Prior to the Internet and smart phones, the very nature of days off and vacations was to be unplugged from your everyday.
The decision starts with setting boundaries. Letting those you work with, from direct reports to supervisors and clients, know that you will not be reachable. That they will have the ball in your well-earned absence. True, you will have to trust those you work with to competently handle the tasks left to them – as they will have to do with you when they take a time off.
Imagine working with a group of people that offers that level of trust and support to each other. Some pre-planning and tasks lists may be required initially, but this is kind the culture you want, and for many of us, need.
Have a great 4th of July weekend.