Taking a vacation without communicating with work requires a complete disconnect from technology—email, social media, etc. These days—that’s easier said than done, but there are a few tactics that can help you remain ‘signed off’ while you’re away. Day blocking essentially bookends your vacation with a couple of days free of meetings and project deadlines. This helps you leave relaxed and return without anything looming. Email bankruptcy is a tactic that involves deleting anything that arrived while you were away. An out-of-office reply suggesting people follow up with you once you’ve returned is usually enough to keep them from getting annoyed with you for deleting their emails. Taking a break from social media is as simple as removing yourself from it. Taking additional break from social media is suggested as it can still help you recharge and refocus the other 50 weeks of the year.

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