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7 Ways to Take Time Off Without Losing Your Mind

Find Out Why It's A Lot of Work to Go on Vacation

Trap #6: Bad Timing

The adage "timing is everything" holds particularly true when it comes to vacations.

If you work in an industry that has busy times, don’t choose the most hectic time of year to go on vacation. Similarly, don’t choose to take time off the week your organization has a company retreat, when your department has a big presentation to give, or when you are in the middle of important negotiations with a client. 

You might not get your ideal vacation week, but at least if you choose to go on vacation during your company's downtime, you can actually enjoy your time off as opposed to taking a half-hearted vacation that isn't really a vacation at all.