Working while on holidays

After a huge 2012, I think everyone needs a well deserved break.

It raises the old theme that your wife or partner might bring up when you are lazing by the pool – “We’re on holidays, would you please stop working”!

With the advent of smart phones and tablets, it’s easy to check those sneaky emails to see how things are going back at work. So is working while on holidays good for you?

I reckon you need to switch off both mentally and technically, and this includes the devices that are now extensions of our arms! Personally I think by not checking my email and worrying too much about work things, does me the world of good and I come back refreshed and ready to go.

I still plan to use the leisure time web sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep friends and family up to date with my holiday activities, but I don’t plan to check my email too often over the next few weeks or log into accounting systems.

So here’s to a relaxing holiday break and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

See you all in 2013.