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

Trap #2: Lack of Clear Boundaries

Will you work remotely during your vacation, or will you cut off all communication? That may vary according to your position and comfort level, but both Duncan and Jensen believe it’s important to set boundaries.

"Leave specific instructions about when you're willing to accept contact, and from whom," said Jensen. "If it won’t spoil your vacation, take care of menial work-related tasks when you’re away. Answering emails and returning routine phone calls won’t take you very long, but it can make a huge difference in the amount of work you have to complete upon your return to the office."