When we are in an exercise regime, we don’t think twice about rest days – they are actively encouraged by health professionals to improve your fitness as your body needs time to rest and regenerate after a day or two of exercise. The brain is the same, albeit not a muscle it behaves very much like one and needs a rest as much as our body does.
During these down times you are given the space to be able to reflect objectively on your business allowing yourself to see the bigger picture. You can assess what is going well, what is not going well and how to improve it (on your return).
For the times when you absolutely must login and check emails or deal with an urgent issue while you’re away, you may be surprised at the amount of technology available to help you work while on the move.
Smartphone tethering and mobile hotspots are a great way to connect to the internet if wifi isn’t available.
Mobile phone chargers are great in remote locations or long journeys without the necessary cables or connections.
Using WhatsApp while you’re away helps to avoid the cost of phone calls (if you’re on wifi) and video calls as an alternative to Skype.
Before you go away, make sure you schedule your social media posts ahead of time so you don’t need to do it while you’re away. Using platforms such as Hootsuite or ActiveHosted make this task very easy and make your posts consistent even while you’re away.