Tip #4 Timing
A big problem for many individuals who holiday is that they take a trip at a time when they shouldn’t. Taking a holiday when you are new to a job, for example, usually leads to an employer and coworkers being angry, making it harder to focus on and enjoy the trip. The same applies to being on deadline.
Although it may seem obvious, do not go into debt to go on holiday. Having this extra financial burden will not only stress you out unnecessarily, but will limit how you spend your holiday and what you can do. If you need to take a holiday, but you can’t afford what you want to do, consider a closer location, or finding a cheaper room and board. Plan your holiday around a budget and include accommodation costs, travel and account for food and spending. This way, you know how much your holiday will be, and therefore enjoy it without breaking the bank.
Tip #5 Tell People Details of Your Holiday
Alerting people well in advance that you will be gone lets people know that you are away, and thus, you are less likely to be bothered. It is recommended that on all of your phones – cell, office, etc. – you change your voicemail to say that you’re away, explaining how you would wish to be contacted. The same goes for email accounts– you can turn on an OOO (out of office) message.
Doing this manages others’ expectations, and makes it so you won’t be shocking or frustrating people if you don’t pick up. This also helps you distance yourself from technology, as if you are less likely to be contacted, you wont need to be checking your phone so much or stressing unnecessarily.
Tip #6 Be Transparent
A good way to prepare for a trip is by clearly laying out your intentions and how you will spend your holiday to all those who will be affected. Telling those at work who will pick up your slack what you are doing, your own ways of working, and ultimately, thanking them – perhaps by giving them a gift upon your return – goes a long way.
Also, make sure you know your boss’ intentions. If they want you to work while gone, find time to do so; but if they simply tell you to enjoy your time off, don’t feel guilt watching the sunset on the beach and making the most of your holiday while you are gone.
Now You Can Enjoy Your Holiday!
Going on holiday should be a fun and enriching experience, as life is all about those memories and enjoyable moments. Technology, work and the pressures of modern life have somewhat hampered the ability to focus on the enjoyment and relaxation that holidays are all about. Regardless of where you are going, take heed of our advice and live your best life! Just follow 7 Tips to Enjoy Your Holiday, and you are well on your way to relaxation town.