Here’s the nice thing about vacations:  They’re different than what you normally do. Even if you’re doing something that might feel like work to someone else, it can still be rejuvenating.

I was talking with a friend yesterday who rediscovered the joy of just taking a little time to pluck the stems from his tomatoes.  It was just a tiny little respite from his hectic work schedule.

Yes, getting back into work again can take a little adjustment.  But you know what?  If it didn’t take readjustment, then it wouldn’t have really been a vacation, would it?

Please don’t make your employees work while they’re on vacation.  They won’t come back re-energized, which is the whole point.