Leaders lead best when they allow themselves the freedom to unplug and recharge.
To unplug or not to unplug?
That is the big question.
I’ve always been pretty darn good at taking vacations and setting boundaries around them. In the early days of the Blackberry, I didn’t own one so it was easy to disconnect from work–especially since I like to travel to more remote locations. I also stayed away from computers while on holiday, figuring my email could wait until I got home and my friends would still be there.
Isn’t the idea of a holiday to get away, relax, recharge, experience something new, and shift perspectives?
If we are on email, our attention is back at home. Why bother leaving? You may think me selfish, but I don’t even send postcards. I want my full attention on my holiday, on my traveling companion and on wherever I am.