Everyday office routine can bore us, so much so that it can cause stress. Studies found out that stress can adversely affect our immune system and it can hamper the vital functions or our body. At some point, it is also one cause of sleeping disorder and indigestion. With a prolonged stress, we can get ill. With all the negative impacts of stress, there is one best solution. Take a vacation.
“The requirements included that we select a cruise that was at least 90 days away, and that the selected dates (you could write in two) be a minimum of 30 days apart.
Seek out information from the National Association of Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection Division before you commit to any packages vacation mode club.
The restaurant portions are out of control in 99% of the restaurants you go to. I’m sure your vacation is in a place that this will be likely. The hardest part about controlling portions as restaurants is the fact that it’s good food and it’s already in front of you. Eating a little good food isn’t going to hurt you. Eating a lot of good food will. The solution is to share. If you split a meal, you can enjoy the good food without worrying about eating too much. You know you will get enough. The restaurant portions are so out of control that you are likely still getting enough food to constitute a serving…or more.
And with this increased sensitivity it is easier to see where changes need to be made. When we are in the middle it is harder for us to see and act. I have observed that some of the greatest progress in small business occurs when the owner returns from vacation mode.
Take into consideration the activities that you are interested during your trip. You can have indoor or outdoor, or even both activities. While planning a holiday you can have various options. One is taking your family along with your friends and relatives, or you can make it romantic by taking your beloved love with you. Finally, you need to decide on the service; it can be luxurious, enclave, or full service resort. These are the things that you need to consider when you are planning a trip so that you can book early and you can avail some discounts. After taking all these aspects, now you can trim down to a single location to spend your vacation with your loved ones.
The whole point of vacation is to take a break from work, not to have thoughts and messages from work mixing in with your sweet, creamy Pina Coladas or daring sky diving lessons. Leave the laptop behind, don’t check voice mail, and don’t call the office. Change your outgoing phone messages and set up an auto reply on email to make sure everyone knows you’re not available until your return date. This is your time to put yourself first and have a happy vacation! BTW, that’s what I’ll be doing over the next couple weeks. Look for my next column at the end of the month.