Email is an important communication tool in business, but it’s important to unplug from your inbox when going on vacation so you return refreshed and productive.
Prepare in advance to decrease the amount of incoming messages while you’re away. Tell co-workers and clients you’ll be away, and make sure to set your out-of-office greeting.
Set boundaries for yourself on when and how often to check email. Decide on the best time of day to check your inbox, and limit the amount of time you spend on it.
Avoid responding unless absolutely necessary. Engaging in email could trigger additional responses and take more time away from your vacation.
Organize your email to make it easy to follow up when you return, and block out time to address the email that came in while you were gone.
These guidelines can prepare you, help boost your morale and make your trip more enjoyable.