Global Resorts Network Vacation Packing Tip #1: Separation Anxiety for Workaholics

The Global Resorts Network Travel Club Membership offers families over 5,000 3 and 4 star resorts worldwide when it comes to choosing a vacation destination and knows a little something about a meaningful vacation.

The purpose of a vacation is to get away and get some much needed rest and relaxation.

For the workaholic, the concept of a vacation is great, but the reality is that, more often than not, this can seem like just a nicer, more relaxing place to do business and not a real vacation.

The biggest mistake you can make is to bring your mobile phone for the purpose of answering calls and your laptop. Leave them home, at least your laptop.

If you bring them, forget relaxation.

You’re giving your boss a reason to call when he shouldn’t be. If possible, do not even disclose any information to your office as to where you’ll be checking in, or your itinerary for the trip. Doing so will ruin the spontaneity of the entire journey.

And, don’t fall for that “emergency” call. Most emergencies aren’t really emergencies. Learn to say no and let the people back home handle the situation.

If you can’t get away with it, negotiate with your boss.

I know from experience what separation anxiety from the phone and laptop is. I can’t even run to the grocery without my phone, let alone go days without it. It’s like disconnecting a body part and living without it.

But wait…..

For centuries people took vacations without phones and laptops. Recently my husband and I went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise and my husband opted for bringing the phone and the laptop. Much to my happiness, the phone was left off until coming back into the port at the end of the cruise and the laptop sat in the corner of the room the entire time, untouched.

At first it was because the rates for calling were crazy, something like $5 a minute. So we got over it real fast.

And, what do you know? We had a great time, and the world didn’t fall apart when we couldn’t be reached. We were proud of ourselves.

It’s important to let yourself just unwind, relax, have fun, notice the little things in life like how the cool of the breeze off the ocean smells and how the warm sun on your heavily relaxed body feels, or stand in awe of the beautiful mountains and canyons if you camp.

Wherever you are and whatever you do, just quiet yourself: listen, observe, notice how much life there is without laptops and cell phones. Take time to live your life on vacation.

When you’re tempted to think about work, tell yourself it’s not time to do that. If you find yourself thinking too much about work, deliberately focus your attention away from those thoughts. Read a book, watch a ballgame, engage in a conversation, go for a swim, enjoy a hobby, sing a song, do something.

Keep work at work, for now you have yourself to treat.

Most of the vacation locations within the Global Resorts Network travel club offer condo settings so it’s really a home away from home. You will enjoy all the comforts of lounging at home with kitchen and bedroom setups. You may be tempted to pull out that laptop because the setting is so familiar and your routine is so, well, routine, so it’s best to leave it at home where you can’t do a thing about it. Enjoy!



Debbie Turner, 843.270.5611 Debbie is a home business coach for Global Resorts Network home business owners.

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About Debbie Turner
Debbie Turner is a full time online entrepreneur and a has been a member of Global Resorts Network member since fall of 2007. For fun she spends time with family, always making memories, scrapbooks, and is crossing things off her bucket list like hot air ballooning over the Colorado Mountains, bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge, hiking the Grand Canyon, and so many other things.

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