A good indicator if your are relaxed on your holidays: Have you stopped checking emails and switched the mobile off, being carefreeFriday, July 24th, 2009
A great indicator to test if you are relaxed, disconnected and carefree on your holidays is whether you stop checking for emails on your computer – internet cafe or switched the mobile phone off.
It is generally accepted that it takes 2 weeks to start switching off from the usual pace of life and start relaxing.
For some people, they have forgotten to learn how to relax or are torn between the guilt of not being in touch with work while trying to balance spending time relaxing with the family, friends or their partner.
Now a days with super gadgets that can do it all, being an MP3 player, alarm clock, camera, video recorder, diary, video entertainment, web browser and hand held gaming device, it’s hard to leave home without the mobile or alternatively, leave it switched off.
So you bring the mobile with you on the holidays BUT can you resist the irresistible temptation to check your emails just in case.
So we need start the relaxation process by disconnecting from the world. Solitude is good for the soul. Give your family your 100% attention without the technological distractions being present.
So at the end of your holidays, have you disconnected, use this as the indicator after your holidays to see whether you are relaxed and carefree.