Preparing for and returning from vacation or holiday is essential for your productivity and your mental health.
You can control the amount of stress you experience if you are proactive as you prepare for and return from vacation.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
As soon as you know you're going away on vacation, add this to your calendar.
Then, begin to think about the tasks you do and who you can delegate them. The chances are that you won't find a clone of yourself (wouldn't that be nice?), but...