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Unplug and Recharge: How to Fully Enjoy Your Holiday Break

‘Tis the season to unwind and enjoy the holidays! But before you dive into eggnog and mistletoe….make sure you tie up loose ends at work!

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! In this blog, we’ll give you practical tips on how to disconnect from work, relax, and make the most of your holiday break.

Get ready for some serious holiday cheer!

Unplug and Recharge: How to Fully Enjoy Your Holiday Break, The Mindset Consultancy

Step 1: Set Boundaries – Let ‘Em Know You Mean Business…and Fun!

Before you leave, inform your colleagues, supervisors, and clients about your vacation. Give them a heads-up in advance and be clear about your availability. Creating a document with important details will set expectations and ensure a smooth transition.

Step 2: Create a To-Do List – Work First, Play Later

Make a list of tasks and projects to complete before your holiday break. Prioritize important tasks and delegate responsibilities to your team if possible. Getting organized will give you a sense of accomplishment and leave work-related stress behind.

Step 3: Automate and Schedule – Let Technology Be Your Sidekick

Utilize technology to simplify your life. Set up an email auto-responder and provide an emergency contact. Use scheduling tools for social media posts or marketing emails. Let technology handle mundane tasks so you can focus on disconnecting.

Step 4: Clear Your Workspace – Declutter and Destress

Tidy up your workspace before leaving. Clear your desk, organize files, and tie up loose ends. A clean and organized work environment will bring peace of mind and help you switch off effectively.

Step 5: Mindful Transition – Ease Into Holiday Mode

As your last workday approaches, be intentional about finishing tasks and avoiding new ones. Let your colleagues know you’re wrapping up and ask them to respect your time off. This gradual transition will help you disconnect from work-related stress and shift your focus towards relaxation.

Step 6: Disconnect from Technology – Escape the Digital Grind

Once we have our automations set up as in Step 3, now we can truly switch off from work-related technology. Turn off email notifications, mute work apps, and put your phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode during specific hours. Embrace the holiday spirit without constant work interruptions.

Step 7: Plan for Your Holiday – Fun Awaits!

Incorporate planning and self-care into your holiday agenda. Whether it’s a getaway, quality time with loved ones, or a staycation, have a plan in place. Make a list of fun activities, books to read, or personal goals to achieve during your time off. Relax and recharge!

Conclusion: Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy!

Switching off during the holidays is crucial for your well-being and work-life balance. By setting boundaries, organizing your tasks, and disconnecting from work technology, you can make the most of your holiday break.

Remember, the holidays are meant for relaxation, quality time, and personal growth.

Wrap up your work, embrace the holiday season, and come back to work in the New Year with a fresh mindset.

From all of us at Meet Your Mind, we hope you have an amazing break and we’ll catch up with you in the New Year! Cheers!

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About the author

Jessica Kelly


Jessica, Founder and CEO of The Mindset Consultancy, boasts a decade of rich experience in IT, Brand Development, and Corporate Wellbeing. Recognising the convergence of these sectors, Jessica leveraged her versatile expertise to establish The Mindset Consultancy (formerly known as Meet Your Mind) in 2019. As a qualified practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindset Coaching, and Corporate Wellness Consultancy, her holistic approach to wellbeing is incorporated seamlessly into her leadership strategies. Jessica also engages audiences as a podcast host, author, and keynote speaker at various events. Jessica’s international living experience across the UK, Australia, and Thailand has honed her unique insight into harmonising professional and personal life. With a steadfast commitment to fostering a wellbeing-centric culture within corporate landscapes, Jessica advocates for both employers and employees, ensuring mental health is prioritised and businesses continue to thrive and grow.
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