Are you getting giddy about Spring Break?
Sadly, there may be circumstances that prevent you from your spring travels. Yes, I’m talking about the Coronavirus, COVID-19. But if you are still planning to go (like me!), then it’s time to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you leave.
Here are 8 tips to keep your work at the office and your mind on relaxation!
1-Plan your vacations during slow seasons
If you aren’t tied to specific dates, then try to plan your vacation when your business is at its slowest. Depending on the industry that you are in, it could very well follow school vacations (if you are tied to those dates).
There is no reason to cause yourself undue stress from work related deadlines if you don’t have to. I mean, the whole purpose is to get your mind off work and to recharge!
2-Delegate duties to someone else in your absence
Maybe you have an employee that can step up and steer the ship while you are gone. And if you are a solopreneur, maybe look into a VA to help you out while you are gone. At the least to answer calls and emails.
3-Let important clients know you will be gone
You want to make sure you treat your VIP clients know firsthand the dates that you are going to be gone. Also be sure to give them contact information for whomever you are putting in charge in your absence.
4-Give longer dates to procrastinating clients
If you have clients that are constantly giving you what you need after set deadlines, then consider telling them you are leaving 2-4 days before you actually leave. This way if they are 2 days late, you are still in the office working!
5-Set boundaries if you must work on vacation
Set strict parameters for when you will work while on vacation. Whether that is taking a full single day while gone, or only 1 hour in the mornings and 1 hour in the evenings, just make sure you stick to the ground rules you set out for yourself.
6-Batch tasks if you can
If there are certain tasks that can be completed before you leave, then set aside time to batch those tasks to get them done. Whether that is writing your blog posts, or creating your social posts, or scheduling any conference calls….get those done ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about them.
7-Leave a list of service providers
Be sure to leave important service providers contact info to whomever you end up leaving in charge while you are gone. This would be your IT person (f you outsource that) or your building maintenance person, really any person that can handle urgent situations for your business.
8-Postpone social posts until after you get back
The biggest reason for this tip is to protect yourself from being a victim of getting robbed. Once you are back….post away! We are a digital marketing company after all…so social posting is what we are all about!
Have fun! There is no point in going on a vacation to feed your soul if you aren’t present and having a good time.
Until next time….
PS – Don’t forget your special gift!
I created this picture just for you to print off and take with you on your vacation 🙂