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Leave email at the office this holiday season


emailless vacation, email vacation, workplace email, david grossman, email, the grossman groupI’m turning off my email again this vacation.  How about you?

It worked on my last break – once I got past the initial angst.  It was hugely liberating, and allowed me to focus on what was most important – quality time with my family and re-charging.

I talked with The Globe and Mail this week about my plans, and strategies anyone can use to turn off email. Cold turkey might not work for everyone, but you never know until you commit to it, and try.

What are your plans to step away from email this holiday season? 



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This has always been my biggest challenge. It's even harder when phones are integrated with personal and business and social media apps. And yet, I always find that this is the key to true, deep relaxation.
Posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:17 PM by Skip Prichard
As Skip said, it's difficult to completely step away with the ease of access through mobile devices. This said, I've had good luck with simply letting clients and coworkers know that I'll not be on email well in advance of the holidays so that I can take care of any required work in advance. 
Have a great holiday. Cheers! 
Posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:10 PM by Matthew Peneycad
In corporate I made a point of not being in email contact. My cell phone was available to those who needed it in an emergencies. 
Now, having just started my own biusiness, I will accept any calls I can, during the mini break I am allowing myself!
Posted @ Friday, December 21, 2012 7:49 AM by Ian
I think everyone must make their individual choices. It's really about mastery of choice and priorities. I actually find that I can get an enormous amount of contemplative and writing work done this time of the year. There are certain people in order to do this work who I must stay in touch with. For others - I'm sure to have conversations with other business associates about boundaries.. happy holidays - here's to a succssful 2013! @JudyMartin8 
Posted @ Friday, December 21, 2012 3:35 PM by Judy Martin
Hello: Guilty as charged! I did check work emails along with my personal accounts during the holidays. But I limited it to only one time each day. A New Year's Resolution: The computer/handheld is shut off a 9 pm for the day. A step in the right direction, I think.
Posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 2:26 PM by Edward M. Bury, APR
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