10 Tips for a Productive Holiday

10 Tips for a Productive Holiday


It may be a bit strange at first to think about productivity while on a holiday, as holidays are supposed to be the time to relax. Holiday time is very limited, people should spend it in the best possible way to feel positive and, well, recharged.

Below we present to you with 10 tips for a productive holiday.

  1. You-time. Spend some time for yourself. You can do something you wanted to do from a long time now. It will help you to rediscover yourself and feel better at the end of the holiday.
  1. Email-less time. With smartphones nowadays it is possible to receive your emails at whenever and wherever as long as your smartphone is connected to the Internet. This said, emails will keep coming and coming. If you really need to answer some of them, try to allocate a time slot  and ignore them for the rest of the day so that you spend your holiday time on typical holiday activities.
  1. Take Advantage of the Morning Hours. Don’t spend your holiday just sleeping. Take advantage of the free time and do something useful.
  1. Make Plans for the Future. You can write down a list with goals and steps to achieve them. This way you can come up with a plan to make your goals happen.
  1. Call Friends and Family from far away. You can spend some time to reconnect with friends and family who are far away from you. You can use various online messengers for the calls to cut down the expenses.
  1. Get Rid of Clutter. You can spend some time to organise your belongings/personal space. You can put both your office, your home and even your personal life in order. Let the ambience breathe!
  1. Do Some Online Shopping. Online shopping is becoming more and more popular so you can spend some time on online shopping and buy things you need. Or even things you don’t!
  1. Stay on Top of Your Work. You can dedicate some time during the day to quickly check your emails, you can read some news related to your profession and more. This way you will feel you are not wasting your time but make sure you don’t spend too much time on work-related stuff so that you can relax too.
  1. Make Reservations in Advance. If you are going on a trip, you better make some reservations in advance to make sure you will have the chance to visit the places you want to attend during your holiday.
  1. Do Some Exercises. Although you need to relax during your holiday, you should not forget to do some exercises. You need to do them in order to stay fit and also because during your holiday you may spend more time on eating and trying new types of food at the places you are going to visit.

Source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-have-productive-holiday.html