They don't call it a vacation for nothing . . . or do they? Taking time off work is a necessary luxury, but sometimes so much preparation goes into having just a few days away, you're too exhausted to enjoy the beginning of your time off. Not fun.
I try to step away on true vacation days, but there are times when I can't resist a peek in the inbox — and then, once you look, who's to stop you from writing back to one or two (or 10) people? Do you put on your out-of-office message and take your time off seriously, or do you find yourself still working even when you're technically not?