Check your dictionary for the word vacation and you’ll find it defined as both a period of time a person spends away from home or work in order to relax, and the days that person is paid while they are not working.
Modern technology has declared a sort of war on these concepts; or in other words, we have met the enemy and it is email.
Email wreaks havoc on your vacation in a number of ways. It produces anxiety from two angles – creating in you a fear of missing something important or leaving you anxious about returning to an inbox with thousands of unread messages.
Your emails can even ruin other people’s holiday, drawing your attention away from those you love, leaving them to hit the beach or slopes alone as you check, ironically, “the important ones.”
If any of this is making you squirm, here are some useful email hacks you can employ to save your vacation from becoming just another technological casualty.