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5 ways to beach-ready your work schedule (so you can scoff ice cream for a fortnight)

Are you off on holiday soon? ✈️ 🌴 🏄

Cool.

You don’t want to be worrying about your Mailchimp, blogs and work Twitter feed while you’re sunning yourself on the beach, so put some simple plans in place today and you’ll be sipping cool drinks in the sun tomorrow.

Here’s how:

#1 Delegate tasks to colleagues. Even if it’s just one task to one colleague. Even if it can wait until you get back. Hand it over.

#2 Block out your first day back at work so you can catch up without interruptions.

#3 Clean up your desktop – the physical and the virtual. Delete your downloads. File and shred. Declutter now, benefit when you’re back.

#4 List everything you want to achieve on your first day back. Brain-dump it all out and leave it somewhere safe. Chances are by the time you get back, some of it will no longer seem important. Some of it may have been done while you were away.

#5 Remember your Out Of Office. Sounds obvious (can you even remember a time before OOO? Nope, me neither) but dashing one off as you’re taxiing for take-off can be tiresome.

Then sit back, relax and bring on the ice creams. Happy holidays! 🍦🍦🍦

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