Unplug on Your Next Vacation
Beach vacationsunplug can be relaxing, a time to re-charge your batteries and truly get away from it all. Even if you prefer to be active, there is an undeniable sense of serenity that comes from being by the ocean. With the advent of mobile technology, especially tablets and smart phones, sometime vacationers feel like they have to take their work with them and they never really get a chance to unplug. Here are a few strategies to help ways you can make the most of your beach vacation and truly â€œunplugâ€. Are you ready to go technology cold turkey and pull the plug on all work and personal emails and social media? While that may be extreme for most people, it can be a good way to drop out for a couple of days. If you don’t want to pull the plug entirely, clear state some ground rules about where and when you’ll be checking email and returning phone calls. Be sure to give everyone plenty ofÂ notice- especially professional colleagues and co-workers. Stick to your guidelines as well. If you start answering emails and returning phone calls when you should be out paddle boarding, your colleagues wills see it as an open invitation. Monitor your social media usage too- you should be experiencing your vacation, not just documenting it. Returning from vacation can be as exhausting as the actual vacation itself, so give yourself enough time that you’re not burning up on reentry. Realize that you’ll have a mountain of emails to respond to, and plan your first few days back accordingly. If you feel like your email might be easier to manage in small doses, respond to a few a day, but save them as a draft and send them when you return. You’ll start your week back with a few to-dos crossed off your list. Moderating your technology consumption can be good for your soul- and the 24 miles of sugar- white and beaches provide the perfect opportunity for a technology vacation.