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Vacation!

Posted by janelle on August 3, 2011 in Strategy, Tips |

I’m almost to the end of my two-week vacation and I’ve tried really hard to disconnect, not think about work and really relax.

Like many Americans, I have an over-inflated sense of my importance at work. Amazingly enough, everything seems to be going along fine without me!

I’m actually enjoying not being on my Blackberry or sitting at my computer. I’ve been out to Lake Quinault several times to hike and enjoy the sun…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve enjoyed a Rainiers game with friends…

 

 

 

 

 

 

and I’ve finished several long over-due household projects.

Off to coffee with my mom tomorrow then lunch with my mom-in-law, Nan. Then wrapping up the weekend with a couple of days at the NHRA drag races at Pacific Raceways!

I’m looking forward to returning to work with a renewed sense of perspective and drive.

In case you need other reasons to take some time off, here are a few from Ragan’s PR News:

1. You get back to basics. On vacation, PR pros continually check the status of their deepening tan lines, rather than the status of their Twitter timelines.

2. You’re blissfully unaware of red tape. On vacation, a six-pack on the beach helps PR pros forget about the six-tiered approval process for press releases.

3. You recalibrate your priorities. On vacation, you realize drafting a pale ale beats drafting an e-mail.

For the rest, check out “Seven Reasons You Need a Vacation.”

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