The more senior and sophisticated your professional roles, the more likely your best thoughts about work won’t happen at work! They may happen on the vacation. And invariably people meet others to expand their network, and get new ideas and good information while socializing. And if you’re traveling it’s great to keep track of places to go, things to do, in case you want to go there again. If a key benefit of recreation is to get a fresh perspective, then protect your investment and be ready to take advantage of its outputs.
~David Allen, author of Getting Things Done (if the thought of vacation is stressful because you go away physically but stay so connected to the office that you don’t feel refreshed, download Allen’s short article Vacation — Managing Work or Not? It’s free, but you must register.
All intellectual improvement results from leisure.
Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen.