"Being on holiday is not having anything to do and having all day to do it." - Robert Orben
How many of you feel disoriented during your holidays? It can often be quite frustrating to switch from a very frenetic schedule to not having to do anything!
Usually the first days go by in utter peace and you feel just like a baby koala right after feasting on eucalyptus leaves, but by the end of the first week boredom starts to kick in; You start checking your mail, doing some phone calls, taking care of unfinished work while waiting to get back in the office.
It's not like we can't live without work, it's just that we get so used to the many external impulses that we don't know how to manage full 24 hour days of free time.
I say "we" because I went through the same experience this summer. Even though I live right by the beach in Corsica, I decided to spend my holidays back at home, in Ravenna, Italy, where the sea is definitely less enticing!
After the first few days spent catching up with my family and friends, I found myself immersed in a summer holiday lethargy where I had nothing to do, and in my case, not even to see! I found myself sleeping and sunbathing all a day long, my level of productivity went down to zero. Finally, I gave in to sending a few emails to my colleagues, who would have paid to be in my place, and contacting clients and planning what I wanted to do when I got back. A total waste of time and holidays.