Harvard Business Review Reveals Three Ways to Control Your Phone Addiction On Vacation

Culture and technology are encouraging us to stay plugged in while on vacation—as does fear. Employess fear they won’t be viewed as committed, non-critical to the mission, and not a team player. These concerns can make taking time off a stressful expereince when it should be restorative. Regan Walsh provides three ways we can break our phone addiction on vacation and get back to relaxing:

Here’s the good news: Americans, as a whole, are finally starting to earn more and take more paid time off. According to a study by Project: Time Off, American workers took an average of 16.8 vacation days in 2016, up 0.6 days from 2015. That’s the biggest jump since vacation usage started declining in 2000, the study found. And the amount of vacation time earned in 2016 jumped nearly one full day—to 22.6—from the year before. However, If we want to truly disconnect from everyday pressures and reap the positive benefits of a holiday we need to commit to setting three helpful boundaries.