But sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.
Next week both our kids have a weeks vacation from both their schools so we decided to take the week off too.
But of course my clients work and my ongoing projects are not finished.
How do I make sure I get a real week off without disappointing my clients and without having to do damage control after my vacation?
One key ingredient is communication.
I finished all the work packages (I’ll explain this later someday maybe..) I really had to finish and communicated to all my clients about the work I could not finish this week. I called and/or e-mailed them where I also explained I would pick-up my work after my vacation.
All of them were happy.
All of them wished me a happy vacation.
All of them know where they stand.
So don’t be afraid to communicate your want’s and needs to your clients. There is no shame in having a week off to spend with your family, or to go on a trip, or to do whatever it is you need to do to keep that battery charged.