Navigating Change: The Podcast from Teibel Education

Choose YOU — The Importance of Vacations & Downtime in Delivering Great Work

Episode Summary

It’s a show of a different color this week as we take on a debilitating challenge faced by so many of our colleagues: we are terrible at disconnecting, recharging, and prioritizing ourselves over our work. The idea for this show started as a chance to talk about how we’re pledging to take smarter vacations, but it doesn’t take long before we veer into culture and the demands of communication, technology, and stress. No, this isn’t about higher ed, but if you work in this field with us, you know where we’re coming from. As we transition into summer, join us — Howard Teibel and Pete Wright — in our pledge to choose health, reduce stress, and recharge. **Links & Notes** - [_10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story_ — by Dan Harris](http://www.amazon.com/10%-Happier-Self-Help-Actually-Works--/dp/0062265431/ref=sr_1_1?sr=8-1&ie=UTF8&keywords=10%2Bhappier%2Bdan%2Bharris&tag=rashpixel_mwl-20&qid=1435704645) - [How to set up and use Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone and iPad](http://www.imore.com/how-to-setup-use-do-not-disturb-iphone-ipad)

Episode Notes

It’s a show of a different color this week as we take on a debilitating challenge faced by so many of our colleagues: we are terrible at disconnecting, recharging, and prioritizing ourselves over our work. The idea for this show started as a chance to talk about how we’re pledging to take smarter vacations, but it doesn’t take long before we veer into culture and the demands of communication, technology, and stress. No, this isn’t about higher ed, but if you work in this field with us, you know where we’re coming from. As we transition into summer, join us — Howard Teibel and Pete Wright — in our pledge to choose health, reduce stress, and recharge.

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