My wife and I recently returned from a much-needed two-week vacation. We spent the first week driving to and touring Boston and Washington. Then we relaxed in Hilton Head for another week. It was a perfect mix of activity and rest.
Unlike previous vacations, I resisted the temptation to respond to emails and engage in work-related activities while I was away. I will admit that I did reply to a few emails, but only to advise the senders that I was on vacation and would follow up with them upon my return.
Being able to disconnect is a serious challenge in today’s business environment. Many salespeople feel an overwhelming need to stay connected and respond immediately to emails and voicemails—even when they are on vacation.