How to Enjoy a Summer Holiday as an Entrepreneur
One of the biggest issues with entrepreneurs is that they seem to have difficulty letting go sometimes. While they often want and need a break from their business, they can’t turn off from it completely and their work finds a way of creeping on their vacation time. However, there are some tips any entrepreneur can use if they want to make the most of their vacation time. Here are just a few of them.
Set Up an OOO Message and Stick to it
The first thing you should do is set your OOO (out of office) message and stick to it. First of all, you should make clear that this is an automated message to make sure that no one from your staff actually think they can still get an actual reply from you. Second, you should clearly state in your message that you won’t have access to your voicemail or email. And third, make sure that you stick to it. To many of us make the mistake of lurking on our messages while on the vacation. Just one bad piece of news could completely ruin a good time.
Disappear from Social Media
Social media is much more than a tool to catch on the latest events and keep up with friends. Most entrepreneurs rely heavily on social media for business. However, social media can easily distract you while on vacation, so the best move would be to completely shut down your social media interaction while you’re away. I know it may seem difficult, but information overload can easily put a damper on your vacation time.
Got Completely off the Grid
Yes, you heard me right. Sometimes, the only to completely log off from your business is to go somewhere where there is no internet service. Some of us are just too involved with our businesses to really let go, and sometimes, going cold turkey is the only way to go.
Going somewhere where you’ll have limited access to wireless services is really the only way to escape distractions. A cruise would be a great choice since there is little to no wireless service out at sea and low connection speeds on board might be a strong enough deterrent to prevent you from using your laptop. You could also go for camping in a remote area or in a small village with bad internet connection.
Limit Your Screen Time
If all else fails, try to limit your daily screen time. Impose yourself a strict daily time limit for all your screen interactions and stick to it. 15 minutes per day should be a fairly reasonable time. A few minutes in the morning and the evening before you go to bed should be enough to take care of important issues. But don’t get sucked in!
So, if you want to really unwind during your vacation, make sure to follow the tips in this article. Give yourself some me time and limit your screen time. Also, try getting off the grid if you think you won’t be able to resist the temptation. Make sure you set up a clear out of office message and completely disconnect from social media as well.