Some managers can’t slow down even on vacation. They keep worrying about their work and won’t come back feeling rested and rejuvenated.
If you feel the added guilt of being away, it may be time for you to look inward and reflect upon your ability to delegate. Don’t bring fear of inadequacy with you on vacation.
Sure, most people responsible for delivering big things find it difficult to be away. Feeling out of control is always stressful. Here’s how to make time off as restful as possible:
- Schedule 1-hour check-ins every day.
- Manage your team’s expectations and make sure everyone knows what matters you want to be bothered about.
- Build-in buffers at both ends. Don’t work right until you leave for the airport and don’t get back to work right off the plane. Schedule an extra day off before you depart and another when you return. Dive back in slowly.