How To Transition From A Work Mindset To Taking A Retreat

In need of break? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Whether you single or not. Why not take a short break. There are many health benefits from taking a vacation no matter how short. That include preventing exhaustion and managing stress.

Maybe you thinking of how much you have to do. And how you cannot take time away. There will never be a good time.

  • How do you transition from your office mind-set to holiday mode? We work so hard. Sometimes it is simply beneficial for your health and well being to take a well-deserved break.
  • How can you do this without feeling like the time away is worthwhile. This may be a holiday. Or a space away due to difficult life circumstances.

Take a look at my three tips on how to deal with being away from work for a period of time.

1| Before

Organise your time

  • Time is precious and can never be regained.
  • Make sure all your tasks have been completed as far ahead as possible.
  • Set deadlines for when you know you will be away.
  • Lists keep your focus to ensure you do not forget something important.
  • While you are away. Empower others to know what needs to be done. With clear handover guidance.

2| During

Schedule the time you will spend working

  • Be firm with yourself.
  • You can check your social media or keep in touch by email. But, keep this limited.
  • Set designated boundaries. Allow yourself time to rest.
  • Enjoy new interests.
  • Engage in activities that bring renewed thinking.

3| After

Change your thinking

  • We all need to pause and rest for a time.
  • Even if the reasons you may be taking a break is not for a vacation. This helps you de-stress.
  • Obtain a refreshed mind-set and prevent burnout.
  • Even under the most demanding of situations.
  • New settings provide opportunities for you to explore something different.
  • Discover new ways to recharge your inner strength.
  • In every difficult situation there is the chance to find the positives that spur you to reaching forward.
  • So that when you return to your normal life and your daily routine. You will be fired up and ready to take on your busy schedule.

Go on enjoy a hard earned rest!



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  1. 13 February 2019 / 3:31 am

    great reminder in fact my wife and I just returned from a little mini vacation to Quebec City, Quebec Canada. We had a wonderful time and did really good with focusing on each other and just enjoying ourselves and not thinking about work etc… thanks for the tips!! God Bless

  2. Ava
    16 February 2019 / 3:56 pm

    Thanks Stephen, hope you had a great break.

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