Work After Vacation, Ah, vacation. The only thing on your to-do list was to do nothing and you just finished a week away. Nice! But now you’re back to reality and feeling drained. When you return to work after a vacation, there are so many things on your to-do list and don’t forget a dress code for office.
1. First day back to work after vacation
The first day back to work is always an interesting experience and many people enjoy telling stories about their first day back. Say: “Hi, good morning to everyone”, show them pictures of your vacation, find out if anything urgent happened in the meantime and if it’s not, make a list of all the projects you’re working on, along with their statuses. Whether you’re waiting for feedback on a proposal draft, a client response, or a report deadline, write it all down.
Second, create a short priority list of the first tasks you intend to complete when you return. Priorities at work can shift quickly, but starting from a list provides a better starting point regardless of what happens.
When you’re having trouble focusing and don’t know where to begin, this is a great way to stay on track and complete the bare minimum. If you can postpone tasks until later in the week, do so.
2. Allow for some adjustment time.
Your vacation is just over. If possible, do not schedule your first few days back at work for meetings. You need to get back into the swing of things after a break so you can come into the office with renewed energy.
3. Drink Caffeine and Stay Hydrated
Typically, the first day is the most difficult. While you may still be on a vacation high from your fantastic adventure, jet lag may cause you to feel tired and grumpy. Stay hydrated with tea, water, or coffee to help keep you alert while you get back into the swing of things.
4. Delete your emails.
Delete any emails that have accumulated in your inbox during your vacation. Ideally, you have set up some filters so the really important stuff got stored, but it’s not critical. Seriously, delete everything and start over. If it’s important, they will contact you again.
5. Why would you not listen to the radio?
Listen to the radio on your first day back at work. Radio stations provide an excellent way to get your mind back on the job and get you up to date with the latest events in your industry.
First thing in the morning when you wake up and you’re not charged: flipping on a morning news show, listening to an audio book while commuting, or anything that forces us to engage in something new is usually a good idea.
Relax. You’ll get back into the rhythm soon enough. Hang on to that vacation buzz for as long as you can.
7.Don’t Forget the Simple Joys
Work is work, this is not a reason to lose heart and withdraw into oneself, living in the “work-home” and “home-work” modes. Fill your free time with activities that energize you, such as spending time with loved ones, entertainment, yourself, or your favorite hobby.
8. A positive attitude
Avoid the negative and instead focus on the positive. Learning to take on a more positive attitude is not only beneficial for your personal well-being, but also for those around you.
9. Make a plan for after work.
Find a hobby for yourself that will help you unload your body and mind at work and in your personal life. It will help you to be more productive at all times.
10. Get a Good Night Sleep
The last thing you want to do is be stressed out because you have too much work. Make sure you’re getting a good night’s rest so you can wake up feeling refreshed before heading into work. If it is tough for your to sleep, feel free to drink some tea.