by Delia Rusu | Featured Contributor
After reading the title of this post, you may be like: What? Recovering after vacation? What’s she talking about?
Yes, you heard me right… This post is about you going on vacation, having a wonderful time, relaxing and feeling just great being unplugged for over a week.
…And then coming back home to lots of things to do and the feeling that you need to do them all. Like you must absolutely do everything that you “missed” while you were on vacation.
Ever felt this way after coming from vacation or simply taking some time off to relax and recharge?
It happened to me as I have recently returned from a beautiful Caribbean vacation. I came back home to lots of emails to read, things to complete, comments to reply to on my blog, customer emails to respond to, social media updates to look at…
And the list could go on and on, just as long as we allow it to.
So listen up because I have just the tips for you to make this recovery smooth and painless.
Tip #1. Responding to emails
I know, there are tons of emails in your inbox.
Take a look and delete absolutely everything that’s coming from email subscriptions. Unless you’re really waiting for an important sale for a really cool program that you’ve wanted for so long.
But the ones that are just tips and information, you know, what’s been happening lately type of emails, please select them all and press Delete. Yes, you have my blessing to delete even the emails you got from me, if you’re a subscriber 🙂
Now go through the remaining emails and answer to any important ones.
Tip #2 Replying to blog comments
I know you are replying diligently to each and every comment you get on your blog. It’s the nice thing to do, right?
Well, after vacation though, just scan through blog comments and pick and choose the ones to reply to.
Maybe a short reply to questions from your readers. By the way, tip for you: it’s better if you create a blog post from a question rather than replying to just that single commenter.
Other than that, no need to reply to any of the other comments to say thank you. People have already forgotten or if they check for an answer, they mostly do the first few days, after which they go on with their life 🙂
Tip #3 Keeping up with social media updates
Oh, so much you have missed from all the groups you’re in, your busy Facebook page, not to mention the Twitter stream, agh!
Stop right now, there’s help for you!
Scan quickly through the notifications to see if anything is really critical for you to reply. In groups, other people may have helped each other, so no need for you to overdo it.
Just start clean with today’s updates and don’t worry about how much you’ve missed.
There you have it, all set to start nice and fresh, all relaxed and recovered after your beautiful vacation!
Have you been on vacation yet and on what is your plan to recover when coming back?
I’d love your tips, so please comment and share if this post was useful!
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