Posted Thursday April 21st, 2011, 8:30 am by Dr Monica Seeley
Will you be checking your email over the Easter break? Or will you be bold and switch off completely in order to recharging your batteries and have quality time with your family and friends? After all that is what holidays are about.
Checking your emails constantly is a sure way to drive up the stress and disrupt a holiday. It is not unheard of for a husband/wife to throw their other half’s expensive iphone/Blackberry in the sea. That’s a bit of a waste.
One way to help you resist the email honey trap is to leave your smart phone (Blackberry, iphone etc) safely at home and take just a conventional mobile phone.
If you can not make that leap of faith (and I confess I can not always) then reduce the number of times you check your email to at most twice (morning and evening). The best being once a day at the end of the day with drink in your hand. You will surprised at how much less pressing the emails look when seen through a glass of wine!..
What will you be doing whilst on leave – checking or going cold turkey?