Digital Disconnection, improve your health and productivity

Digital Disconnection, improve your health and productivity

How Digital Disconnection can improve your health and productivity

In the digital era we live in, where the line between work and personal life often blurs, fully disconnecting during vacations can be a challenge. Work emails, calls, and messages can interrupt our rest time, making our vacations feel more like an extension of work rather than a break. But have you considered that genuine disconnection during your vacations can not only be highly beneficial for your health and well-being but also is a labor right that you should exercise? At IES Soler, we value the importance of this balance and always reach agreements with our employees to ensure real and beneficial rest.

Disconnecting: A labor right in the digital era

Since December 2018, the right to „digital disconnection“ during workers‘ rest time has been recognized. According to this regulation, employees have the right to be free from work-related communications during their vacations and leaves, safeguarding their personal and family privacy. At IES Soler, we support digital disconnection and encourage its practice to ensure the well-being of our team.

But what does disconnecting really mean? And why is it so important?

The importance of vacations and digital disconnection

Vacations are essential for the mental and physical well-being of workers. They provide valuable time for people to recharge, reduce stress, and improve productivity upon returning to work. But what happens when we fail to disconnect completely during these vacations? How can this impact our health and well-being?

Digital disconnection, more than just a passing trend, is a powerful tool that can drastically improve our quality of life and mental health concerning the use of new technologies. In a world where we are constantly connected, our brains rarely have the chance to rest and recover, leading to mental fatigue, stress, and decreased productivity. By disconnecting, we allow our brains to recharge and recover, which can result in increased creativity and productivity when we return to work.

Digital disconnection also gives us the opportunity to be more present in our lives outside of work. It offers the possibility to fully enjoy our leisure activities, spend quality time with our loved ones, and engage in activities that help us relax and rejuvenate.

Keys to Disconnection: How to achieve It during your vacations?

Disconnection can be challenging, especially when our mobile devices have become an extension of ourselves. However, there are some strategies you can implement to facilitate this process and make the most of your vacations:

  • Preparing for disconnection: Before going on vacation, make sure to resolve all pending matters or decide to postpone them until after the holidays. This first step will allow you to start your vacations with a mind free of work worries.
  • Communicate your vacations: Inform your colleagues, clients, and suppliers about your vacation dates. This helps set clear expectations and reduces the amount of work-related communications you may receive during your free time.
  • Automatic responses: Set up automatic responses in your email and change your status in messaging apps to indicate that you are on vacation. This can discourage people from contacting you during your free time.
  • Disable notifications: Mute work-related groups and disable email alerts and other work apps. This will help you resist the temptation to constantly check your phone.
  • Specific time to reconnect: If you need to check your work emails, set a specific time to do so and avoid checking them constantly throughout the day. This way, you can enjoy your vacations without the constant distraction of work communications.
  • Screen-Free activities: Dedicate time to activities that do not involve the use of technology. Reading a book, exercising, spending time in nature, or with friends and family can be excellent ways to disconnect from technology and recharge your energy.

Disconnection is a right and a necessity

Vacations are a time to relax, recharge, and enjoy life outside of work. Digital disconnection is not only beneficial for your personal well-being but also for your work performance. So, the next time you go on vacation, remember that you have the right to disconnect and enjoy your free time.

At IES Soler, we believe that the balance between work and personal life is essential to maintain a healthy and productive work environment. Make the most of your vacations: disconnect, relax, and come back with a fresh mind and the necessary willingness to face work challenges with renewed energy and creativity. Are you ready to disconnect?

Back to work: Renewed and ready to provide solutions

Upon returning from our vacations, we arrive at work with a renewed and revitalized feeling. After disconnecting and enjoying our free time, we are ready to face any inquiries, requests, or demands that come our way. Our goal is to provide efficient service and attend to the needs of our colleagues and clients effectively, using rigorous criteria for dates and urgencies. So, after a well-deserved vacation, we will come back with a clear mind and the necessary disposition to tackle the challenges that arise at work.