Some of you will fondly remember the time when there were no cell phones. Others will wonder, How did we ever manage without them? Should you stay connected or should you disconnect? That's the big question.
Even if it only takes a few minutes to check a message, it takes your brain longer than that to stop thinking about it.
Vacation is vacation. Period.
The stress of being disconnected can keep you from relaxing. So checking messages gives you some peace of mind. Here's a tip: tell people you'll be checking messages once a week on a specific day. It's a good way to refrain from constantly checking your messages.
Checking messages when you're on vacation creates expectations with clients, which will carry over years from now. You can be sure of it!