holiday Tag

How to go on holiday without your colleagues hating you

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – holidays are SO important. Not only am I more productive after a break, but I’ve just got a lot more bandwidth when it comes to solving problems. I feel like I could tackle anything. Whereas, when I need a holiday badly, dropping my pen lid into my tea can sometimes feel like a bit too much to cope with.

This morning, Carla was talking about the leave she’s going to be taking later in the year and she said, “It’s just going to be summer in my soul.”

I know the feeling.

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The thing is, I remember booking leave at previous jobs and seeing the panic in the eyes of my bosses. Especially when it’s a small company, when one person isn’t there, it can be tricky for everyone else to keep rowing the boat and not drop any balls, or mix metaphors.

So, if taking leave is so important but it’s scary for everyone left behind (shem), how do you make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible?READ MORE

Why it’s important to unplug sometimes

I recently went on a two-week holiday to Thailand and Cambodia, which was pretty magical. Before I left, one of the things I was most looking forward to (besides the white-sand beaches, daily massages and sunset cocktails – I know, I don’t like me very much either right now) was unplugging. Not checking email, or even Facebook (I know).

I set my out-of-office, and, in a moment that should have had a soundtrack of trumpets, deactivated my work email on my phone. And just like that, before I’d even stepped on the plane, I was on holiday.READ MORE