It’s always a wild frenzy getting out of the office for any extended holiday period… and it can take a few days or even a few weeks to wind down and relax into holiday mode. Once you get to that relaxed stage you realise how important it is to take regular breaks. As a busy executive, you know this and you encourage your staff to do this, but often you are the last one to follow your own advice. It’s a time to get off the merry-go-round, to slow down and spend some time reflecting on life and work.
I’ve been very fortunate to spend five weeks overseas, mostly on holiday. Experiencing other cultures and countries not only broadens your perspective on life, but helps to re-confirm what’s important to you, your values and your core purpose. It reignites that passion you have for what you do and why you do it. You come back home to family, friends and work, feeling refreshed and energised, ready to take on new challenges, but most of all to just enjoy and be grateful for what you have and where you live.
In fact it’s so therapeutic that I’m already thinking of my next holiday!