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WHAT TO FORGET FOR YOUR VACATION

by Bill Lampton, Ph.D.

Ordinarily, we make a list of items to remember for our vacation: shut off the computer, 
leave a phone message, take passports, hotel confirmation number, plane tickets, etc.

That list is helpful.  However, I suggest that we make a second list-things to forget for our vacation.  Among the entries:

Calories. Go ahead and eat those desserts you would avoid the rest of the year. Enjoy 
them without guilt, as a reward for your year-round discipline.

Company. Those who spend time worrying about clients, prospects, and computers aren't really taking a vacation. When you pull out of your driveway, leave those major concerns behind.

Cash/credit worries. Assuming you have chosen a location that's not unreasonable for your level of income and savings, spend with joy. Take the dinner boat cruise and the scuba lessons, and buysouvenirs. Look on those expenditures as investments in your emotional health.

Calendar. Stay gone long enough to ask, "What is today, anyway -- Monday or Tuesday?"

Clock. Sleep an hour or two extra every day. Go dancing at a spot that doesn't open until 
10 p.m.

Conformity. Be daring -- go skydiving or parasailing, or find a spot that offers karaoke (quite daring for those of us who don't consider ourselves singers).

Forget these six Cs--and you'll come back more refreshed than
you have ever been in your professional life.

Bill Lampton, Ph.D., helps organizations experience  CPR -Cooperation. . .Productivity. . .Renewal of Mission through his keynotes and seminars worldwide. Bill is a communications expert and author of The Complete Communicator: Change Your Communication, Change Your Life!  For information on his programs and how he can work with your organization call 352-438-0261 or email [email protected]
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