Some ways to make the most of your free time without thinking about work
Sometimes you can really feel the need for a few days off due to work overload and the stress that comes with it, doubling this during the pandemic time, a time in which we are trying to adapt as much as possible.
But according to a survey of 2,000 employees by Apple Vacations, a vacation agency, working people need almost 4 days to relieve work stress during the holidays. Almost half of them (47%) also feel guilty about their vacations.
No matter how demanding or difficult the job may be, it is very necessary to find time to calm down. We come to your aid with 4 ways to make the most of your vacation time:
1. Delete the email app
We all know a break from technology is good, but in this digital age, it can be hard to break free. Leaving the cell phone out of hand may be helpful at first, but the desire to control it can make you give up.
If you find it very difficult to resist temptation, consider deleting your work email from your phone. Definitely try to do it on weekends and especially during the holidays.
Practice Proactive Recovery Practicing proactive
recovery, which consists of exercises and activities that help you regain your physical, emotional and mental energy is a great way to recharge with positive energy.
In fact, according to a study by the International Journal of Workplace Health and Management, exercise not only improves well-being, but improves study participants' skills in managing time and completing workload by 72%.
3. Distract yourself
It is easy to stop working, but for some it is not so easy to stop thinking about work. If it is still difficult to make a conscious effort to break away, the solution may be to do something else to stay busy.
Hobbies that require concentration, such as sewing or woodworking, allow you to focus on completing that specific task and can improve memory.
4. Communicate with your manager in advance
If the boundaries and proper work-life balance are not set, work and life can be adversely affected. Simply being transparent with your manager can be helpful.
Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will make you a better employee overall.