Whether it's a long weekend or a two-week trip abroad, vacation time can recharge one's batteries and lead to improved productivity, more creativity and more effective collaboration.
One week in the Dominican Republic at an all-inclusive resort for a good friend's wedding. This is the place where you DON'T bring your laptop. But, I reasoned, the self-employed don't get vacations. Then I put away my laptop, and I had the best week of my life.