How Vacations Help the Business Brain

Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 by GTD Times Staff

Vacations enhance productivity, according to David Allen, quoted in Karen Leland’s column on Huffpost Business.

What’s your plan for a summer vacation? Or is it a staycation for enjoying your home? And how connected will you be to work, while you’re on vacation?

How Vacations Help the Business Brain

In exactly 12 days, I will be going away on a 10-day vacation. The thought of this impending time off from the daily in and out of work exhilarates me — and worries me.

On the pro side is the anticipation of rest, renewal and relaxation. Weighing in on the negatives are preparing to go in the first place and a heavier workload when I return. 

One Response to “How Vacations Help the Business Brain”

  1. Cork says:

    Returned from 2.5 weeks vacation today. No stress at all. Had a clean handover to a colleague two days before the vacation and received the ball back this morning. Made a checklist for this vacation which helped this a lot.

    Personally i keep reading my emails on vacation but as i am _on vacation_ and have a defined substitute i do not act on Emails, unless i decide to (i think three times). Most are archived or deferred until return, if needed. Thus today no pile of emails, etc. was waiting for me.

    Yep, vacation was very nice and relaxing, went of to sweden with my family. 🙂

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