When a holiday is not a holiday
Just a week and a bit ago, I was on the Pacific ocean watching bald eagles, sea lions, whales, and harbour seals. It was pristine wilderness. Now I am back in the business race.
Most white collar workers - especially entrepreneurs can not really take a holiday. The emails, calls and volume does not stop just because they go away. At best they can plan a bit for it. I am convinced this is why many of us take our email with us (so the volume is less when we return)
And for me, I often do holidays that tire me out more than usual. EG on my Haida Gwaii fishing holiday, I was up most days by 5:30 and never even done dinner before 10:30. And travel is also more tiring for some reason than the activity would seem.
I found after my fishing trip, it took me a week to dig out of the things that were not done because I was away. Fortunately, it was 4th of July week so normal volume was low. So I did get on top of things.
So what is the lesson? I am not sure - perhaps plan life with a few more "spaces" so there is more time?
For true relaxation, I need to learn to leave the buzz behind when I vacation.