Friday, December 19, 2014

Enjoy the holiday break

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, I hope you enjoy the holiday break! As we go into the holiday period, I want to encourage you to find appropriate work-life balance. I know some of us may be on call during the break, but not everyone, and not all the time. Avoid checking into work while you are on vacation. Take this moment to relax.

Work-life balance can be difficult in this always-connected age. Our phones provide easy, immediate access to both personal distraction (Facebook) and work items (email). The temptation to "just see what's happening at work" may be strong, but it ultimately is unhelpful. Remember, if you are always working, you are not working well.

So don't check your email. Leverage this holiday break as an excuse to unplug from work. You'll return to the office refreshed and ready to tackle new challenges.

To demonstrate this good behavior, I do not plan to post new items to Coaching Buttons blog over the holiday break. I'll be enjoying this time with family. I'll see you again in January!
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