Sun, Sand & S…. – Are
you getting enough?
Self-care, that is. August is traditionally one of our
peak holiday periods and often one in which many businesses
find themselves with less work than normal, as a consequence
of this flight to the sun. But it appears from a report
in the Times this week than up to 50% of professionals
and owner/managers only take two weeks or less holiday
Not only are many of us not taking our holidays, but
many are taking their work with them on holiday. In the
age of mobile phones, laptops and e-mails, the temptation
(or perceived need) to take work on holiday seems to
be ever growing, as was the case with a prospective client
A few people are perhaps so passionate and excited by
their work that they don’t need holidays (but even
this is unlikely to be sustainable over an extended period
of time), for most of us, however, there is a real requirement
to recharge the batteries and refresh ourselves. So why
don’t we take our holidays, or possibly have the “worst” of
both worlds by taking work on holiday? Perhaps some of
us have raised our own importance (usually in our head),
feeling that things will fall apart if we’re not
around. For others they simply “can’t” afford
the time, while for sole traders perhaps the double whammy
of spending money and not earning while on holiday may
just be too unnerving.
Whatever the reason, give yourself and your family the
break you deserve. You’ll be less stressed, more
creative and productive and nicer to be around on your
return. It will be worth it!
If you haven’t had a holiday in six months, schedule
some time to get away in your diary – this week.
If you still feel unable to take that holiday, please
talk to me about creating some strategies to break the
chains from your office.
If you would like to find out more about coaching/mentoring
and whether it’s right for you, call 0845 658 0940
or e-mail email@example.com to
arrange a no obligation, 30 minute consultation call.
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