If you’ve ever wondered if taking off for the Jewish holidays has affected my business, the answer is no — even though I’ve been told in my career I can’t be hired because I take them off. No really– in 2022, there are companies that refuse to hire Orthodox Jews because they feel a few days off will prevent me from doing proper business. Despite this, I love the Jewish holidays and I feel that they are essential to preventing burnout in this industry. In fact, even if it did affect my business, I wouldn’t change how much I love the Jewish holidays or how much I need them.
The first reason is that the holidays provide a much-needed break from work. We are often so focused on work and meeting deadlines that we don’t have time to relax and recharge. Holidays give us a chance to step away from work and enjoy time with family and friends. This break can be refreshing and help us avoid burnout.
Second, the holidays allow me to reflect on my life and what is truly important to me. We are often so busy with work and our daily routines that we don’t take time to think about our lives and what we want to achieve. The holidays give me time to reflect on our lives and set goals for the future. This reflection can be invaluable in helping us stay on track in our careers.
As the head of marketing for your company, you are expected to be available 24/7. However, this is neither healthy nor sustainable. In order to be effective in your role, it is essential that you take some time for yourself and unplug from work. Here are five reasons why CMOs must take holidays and turn off their phones:
- You need time to recharge.
As the CMO, you are always on the go. You are constantly meeting with clients, attending events, and brainstorming new ideas. This can be extremely draining, both mentally and physically. In order to be at your best, you need some time to recharge your batteries. Taking a holiday will help you come back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever marketing challenges come your way.
- It’s important to disconnect from work.
When you’re constantly connected to work, it can be difficult to truly relax and enjoy your time off. By disconnecting from work, you can give yourself the opportunity to focus on other things. This will help you come back to work feeling rejuvenated and more productive than ever before.
- You need time to spend with family and friends.
If you’re always working, you’ll never have time for the people who matter most to you. Use your holiday as an opportunity to catch up with family and friends. This will help reduce stress levels and allow you to create lasting memories with the people who matter most to you.
- It’s important to have hobbies outside of work.
When work is your only focus, it can be easy to lose sight of the things that make you happy outside of work. Dedicate some time during your holiday to pursuing your hobbies and interests. This will help keep you balanced and prevent burnout from happening down the road.
- Allowing yourself some “me” time is crucial for long-term success. It can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself when you’re always taking care of others. However, it’s important to make time for yourself in order to avoid burnout. Dedicate some time during your holiday solely for relaxation and self-care. This will help refresh your mind and body so that you can come back feeling better than ever before
(Extra Reason) It Will Help You Unplug from Technology
In today’s world, we are constantly connected to our devices 24/7. But this constant connection can be damaging to our mental health and well-being. If you feel like you’re addicted to your phone or spending too much time on social media, taking a vacation will help you detach from technology and detox from your device addiction.
CMOs are expected to be available 24/7, but this is neither healthy nor sustainable. In order to be effective in your role, it is essential that you take some time for yourself and unplug from work. Use your holiday as an opportunity to recharge, disconnect from work, spend time with family and friends , pursue hobbies outside of work , and practice self-care.By taking a break from work, you’ll come back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever marketing challenges come your way.
What is some advice you have to get away, recharge and put work behind you for a little bit?