As summer wanes, I’m wringing every last ray of sunshine out of the ever-shortening days. One of the ways I’m doing this is by sometimes extending weekends into Friday afternoons or Monday mornings, relying on my trusty BlackBerry to keep on top of work while still enjoying the beach or the pool. It seems like the best of both worlds, until I remember that I did the same thing while I was actually on vacation.
How many of us walk away from work and forget about it entirely for two weeks? I’d guess that the answer to that is “fewer and fewer”. And how does that affect our focus, productivity, job satisfaction and health? The answer to that is unequivocal – negatively! According to moneywatch.com, if we don’t give ourselves a real break from the demands at work, both our health and our career can suffer!
Maybe it’s too late for 2011, but let’s all try to do better next summer, shall we?
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