Gallery: Nine Ways to Avoid Working on Your Vacation

Did you know 61 percent of employed Americans expect to have to do some work while on vacation? According to a recent survey, it’s true. This reality is why so many of us approach vacation with mixed emotions. You’re excited about the quality time with your family and hopeful that this will be the year you’re able to truly unplug. But there’s also a dull sense of dread as you stress about how you’ll ever get everything done beforehand. You’d love to be part of the minority of people who just cut all ties with work for the week, but you know that just isn’t a reality. Or is it?

Here are a few essential tips for what you can do right now to make sure your vacation is truly a time for rest and relaxation.

Moran and Lennington are the authors of The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months. Both work at The Execution Company, which helps leaders and entrepreneurs improve the performance and quality of their lives.
 

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