Time for a Real Vacation
On Wednesday I boarded a plane in 80 degree weather, in flip flops and a skirt, only to land in a place where it was 32 degrees and snowing. I was lucky to vacation for a week in Mexico and I made the decision to completely disconnect from the world. I didn't once check email or log on to the Internet. I didn't even TAKE my cell phone. I never glanced at a newspaper or even a tv. I've never been so relaxed. Do you do this? Are you able to completely unplug while on vacation? A survey from Expedia
shows that 4% of Americans check their work email constantly while on vacation. (I was actually surprised by this number, I thought it would be higher!) 34% say sometimes and 41% say never. Americans are very dedicated to their jobs, which is great, but we all need and deserve a break sometimes. (I hope my bosses agree!) And I did have to pay for my break from reality. I spent two hours this morning checking emails and catching up on all the news I missed from the past week! But hey, at least I have a tan!