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How can I avoid work stress while on vacation?

Vacation should be a relaxing and rejuvenating break. But doing this can be difficult if you are connected by phone, text, email and social networking 24 hours a day. I recommend designating a person to cover your responsibilities at work while on vacation. Therefore, you may completely disconnect from all digital interactions related to work. This will allow greater ability to relax and avoid work stress.
To avoid work-related stress while you're on vacation, leave laptops, tablets and other electronic distractions at home, if you can. Disable the mobile data connection on your smartphone to save money on your monthly data bill and to save yourself from unwanted disruptions. To give yourself more room to transition between work and vacation modes, schedule an extra day off before you travel to wind down and take care of any last-minute work problems, as well as an extra day off once you get home to go through emails.

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