Close your eyes and picture how you feel at the end of a relaxing vacation or executive retreat. You feel calm and centered, with everything in perspective. You are ready to tackle life’s challenges. You are recharged.
Now, open your eyes and look around. Maybe you’ve been back from your trip for a month, a week or a day. Has your can-do attitude vanished in the face of your normal routine? The transition from relaxing escape to chaotic reality can be stressful.
To really get the bang for your next vacation buck, you need to keep that easy-going, focused spirit with you for longer than 24 hours after wheels-down. Here’s how: