If you’ve still got vacation time left in the year, be sure to check out How to disconnect from work and enjoy your vacation.
I’m not sure if I could spend a full two weeks disconnected as author Joel Garfinkle did, though on my last real vacation I removed the Twitter account I used for work from my iPod, which was a pretty big deal, as I’m on and off Twitter throughout the entire day, even on my days off. I also am getting in the habit of turning off my iPod notifications for the Gmail account I use for some work-related stuff when I take time off.
And anyway, separating yourself from work to relax is allegedly a good thing. The Street published a story in June titled “Why a Summer Vacation Might Lead to Your Next Business Breakthrough.”