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Are You Wasting Your Days Off Because You Can’t Relax?

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You’ve finally managed to take some well-deserved time off.

But while your body is at the beach is your brain stuck back at the office, stressing about work?

If so, you’re not alone; many of us find it hard to mentally clock-out and relax on days off, especially when our phones are constantly alerting us to incoming emails, texts, Slack messages and more.

In fact, more than a fifth of people said they feel tense or stressed on vacation, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. Meanwhile, 28 percent end up working more while on vacation than they had planned. (Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?)

Vacation days are not only precious, they’re essential to our well-being. Here are a few ways to make sure you can leave the stress behind and enjoy every minute of your days off.

1. Plan ahead by taking CBD to stay calm now.

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Plan ahead by taking CBD for Vacation

At least a week or so before your vacation, start taking CBD (cannabidiol), which you can find in gummies, capsules, oils and even chocolate. Then, continue taking it throughout your vacation. Taking CBD every day for a week or two helps give your body the time it needs to become balanced.

And let’s be honest, those days leading up to the start of vacation are when you are under extra stress. You’re trying to finish enough work to appease your conscience. You’re trying to pack and organize every flight, every rental car, every hotel.

Nobody’s brain has an automatic off switch. So, let’s talk about more ways you can plan to slide into vacation with ease.

2. Say Thank You to key co-workers before you leave

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Say thank you to co-workers before you go on vacation

It’s important to wrap up as much as you can before your trip, but we all know that having co-workers who are willing to lend a hand in your absence is crucial to a restful vacation. So here’s a pro-tip: before you go, give key co-workers a small gift card to a coffee shop or drop off their favorite treat as a thank you for covering for you. Doing this before your trip creates good will and a sense of obligation so that they’ll be more likely to pitch in while you’re gone.  


Also talk about how you’re spending your day(s) off, expressing your need to fully get away and how you don’t plan to check emails — or that you’ll only check once or twice a day at a designated time, if necessary. All of this is to empower them to handle things and empower you to relax. Then, as hard as it may be, follow through. Don’t even give yourself the option to click into your inbox.

 

3. Power down with nature - starting on day one.

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Multiple studies show that spending time in green spaces or other natural environments can be a salve for stress, instantly helping you feel more clear-headed and calm. Being active, another a known stress-reliever, while outdoors can be even more effective. So start your vacation day off with a nature walk or hike. You don’t need to put in a sweaty, intense session, just get your blood flowing, breathe in the clean air, take in the nature sounds and sights and feel yourself unwind and lean into those vacation vibes.

4. Know Yourself & Plan for Your Own Behavior

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You probably already know if you are a workaholic. You probably already know if you’re an overthinker. But workaholics and overthinkers need to decompress for their own health and sanity, too! Plan ahead for a little extra source of support, whether that’s CBD, a massage, an ocean swim, whatever does the trick for you. You’ll come back refreshed and better than ever if you do.

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