Scheduling vacations for maximal relaxation
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Try to schedule vacations so that they start and end in the middle of the week. You'll get two short work weeks around the vacation.
If your vacation starts in the middle of the week, the work week before the vacation will be a short one, so you won't be totally exhausted on the first day (Saturday) of the vacation.
If your vacation ends in the middle of the week, the first work week after the vacation will be more pleasant as it will be a short one. Returning from vacation won't be as stressful as you know you'll have to endure only two or three days before the weekend.
"Endure" only two or three days...? Maximize laziness and minimize work...?
Well yes, but actually no.
You see, a relaxed worker is a happy and productive worker. Win-win!
I learned this trick some years ago from my colleague. Thanks, Joonas!