7 things successful people do the week before a vacation


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Here are some things you should do as you start counting down the days till your break.


Vacations are an essential part of staying productive and happy at work.

Most Americans could seriously use more time off.

Like any major life event, vacations deserve some thoughtful planning.

That's why the week before your big trip is crucial. If you dart out for a week or two without any preparation, you could find yourself swamped when you get back.


Fortunately, there are numerous steps you can take ahead of time to curb potential problems.

Here are several things you should do the week before your vacation starts: